Two Pakistani teams have secured first and second positions during the finals of Huawei Middle East ICT Competition, 2020.
“This year marked the fifth iteration of the Huawei ICT Competition, which included the practice competition and newly included innovation track of the competition … the innovation competition came to a close yesterday with Pakistan teams from Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore winning the ‘Best Application Project Award’ and the ‘Excellence in Health and Wellbeing Award’ respectively,” read a press release.
The GIK team was led by Dr. Ghulam Abbas included Muhammad Inam, Uzair Ahmed, and Gulfam Hussain. They had designed a cloud-based Artificial Intelligence application through which the users can virtually try clothes. The application was particularly designed to make home shopping easier for people during a pandemic.
The team from UET, mentored by Dr Mohammad Usman Ghani Khan with Shoaib Shabbir, Arooj Zaib and Umer Lodhi as members created a robot for analysing and improving social interaction of autistic individuals.https://t.co/s5QIpkh9gy
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Another team from UET supervised by Dr. Mohammad Usman Ghani, had team members-Shoaib Shabbir, Arooj Zaib, and Umer Lodhi. The team had created a robot for analyzing and improving the social interaction of autistic individuals. The application will support the speech therapy of autistic individuals.
The team had also designed a syllabus of words that the robot was taught so it could analyze the response of children.
People in Pakistan have appreciated the efforts of the tech experts in the competition. They have called on the government to support the winners of the competition and utilize their expertise to develop the science and technology sector of Pakistan.
Pakistan’s government is also implementing various strategies to beef up the technological sector of Pakistan that had long been neglected.
Also according to reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet the executives of Tesla Motors to discuss the investment opportunities in the Pakistan Electric Vehicle market.