Pakistan set to witness new IT revolution.

ISLAMABAD:Experts have predicted that Pakistan will be undergoing an Information Technology (IT) revolution after which the Pakistani market would witness a new revolution. They told a media workshop that though the Safe City Project (SCP), Islamabad and Lahore have done wonders to bring the crime rate to an unprecedented low and a lot more is due to take place in the IT field.

They said that the world will see an uprise of 40 billion personal smart devices, and 90 per cent of device users will have a smart digital assistant. Data utilisation will reach 86 per cent whereas, Atlas Intelligent (AI) services will be as prevalent as the air we breathe.

The AI has become a new general-purpose technology which is set to change all industries and organisations on the planet. Huawei Enterprise Business Group Vice President (VP) and Managing Director (MD) Alaa El Shimy while speaking at the region's largest technology exhibition, GITEX, said "AI is on the verge of transforming industries and organisations across the world and we are committed to helping our customers and partners make the most of the technology's potential to unlock innovation and economic growth".

He said that right now the priority for industry and government leaders is to discuss the challenges and opportunities that AI can most immediately address in order to convert this cutting-edge technology into profitability for organisations. This AI conference will help us, and regional governments, succeed in our mission to position the Middle East for success in the age of AI," he added.

At GITEX 2018, Huawei brought its AI computing platform to the Middle East. It launched the AI Computing Platform to fuel the Middle East's AI future with supreme computing power.

Speaking at the 5G Ecosystem Conference on the sidelines of the 3rd annual Middle East Innovation Day, SAMENA Telecommunications Council CEOBocar A. Ba said: "SAMENA Council is engaged and working closely with Huawei, telecom operators, governments' regulatory authorities and international organisations to create an enabling environment for the development of the 5G ecosystem".

The CEO said that the conference by Huawei has been a successful effort toward this objective and it will bear a positive impact on our industry's pace of 5G development as well as its launch. Huawei also signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with key partners Media Pro, Orange Business Service (OBS), and TPCast to strengthen the 5G Ecosystem.


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