HEC works with Huawei promoting artificial Intelligence

ISLAMABAD, Nov.12 (INP): Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Certified Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have decided to further strengthen their cooperative partnership in promoting artificial intelligence and computing.

The two sides organised here the first ‘Train the Trainers’ training for ICT on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The training was managed by Huawei jointly with HEC. The eight-day training, conducted by Huawei AI Experts from China, was attended by trainers from 11 universities across Pakistan.

According to a Gwadar Pro’s report, the training is a part of Pakistan Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC). The training aims at Artificial Intelligence talent development in Pakistan.

The HCIA-AI training and certification will cultivate entrepreneurial talent for the professionals of Artificial Intelligence and help them to use the AI framework in the industry for development and innovation.

Dr. Fateh Marri, Executive Director HEC, was chief guest in the closing ceremony, which was also attended by Shahzad Rasheed, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Huawei Enterprise Business Group Pakistan and the delegates from various universities.

Addressing the audience, Dr. Marri emphasized on the importance of Artificial Intelligence in understanding modern tools in education sector and its relevance for overall economic growth of any nation.

He also mentioned the importance of close relationship between industry and academia to achieve the objective of problem solving in all aspects of life.

Shahzad Rasheed congratulated the trainees for being selected for the prestigious training.

He elaborated usefulness of Artificial Intelligence in building bridges for solving various problems faced by the country and assured Huawei’s complete support.

This week, Prime Minister Imran Khan invited Huawei, the Chinese telecom and IT giant, to explore huge business opportunities created in Pakistan under the new E-policy.

Speaking to Chairman of the supervisory Board Huawei Li Jie – who called on him along with his delegation in Islamabad – Prime Minister Khan urged the company chairman to involve brilliant young minds of Pakistan working in technical fields.

INP/JAVED