Dhaka, Bangladesh
Innovation Expo displays digital wonder works

Innovation Expo displays digital wonder works

News Report Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen urged all to utilize the prospects of artificial intelligence for developing the people's living standard. "The power of artificial intelligence can change the society. There is an opportunity to do a lot of things by properly utilizing the artificial intelligence technology," he said. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of three-day-long 'Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019' at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city on Monday. A three-day-long 'Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019', kicked off in the city on Monday, aimed at showcasing locally-made products and attracting visitors specially youth and students. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the function as the chief guest with State Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak in the chair. Local tech companies are exhibiting their latest innovation and devices at the first-ever expo being held in the city. The slogan of the fair, 'Made in Bangladesh', highlighted the domestically-made products. The participants in the expo displayed all kinds of Artificial Intelligence (AI) works including robots, robotics car, machines and many security machines which will help ease to human livelihood. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and Idea Project jointly organised the programme. Managing Director (secretary) of BHTPA Hosne Ara Begum, IDEA Project Director Syed Mujibul Haq and BCS president Md Shahid -ul-Munir, among others, spoke on the occasion. High officials of the ICT Division, the BHTPA, the Idea Project and the BCS were also present at the function. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the incredible power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can transform the society. He said the ICT Division of Bangladesh has prepared a preliminary draft of the national strategy for AI. Palak said new curriculums are being prepared to get the students ready for the new technologies of the fourth industrial revolution. Meanwhile, ICT has been made compulsory for students from school to college level. AI will be included in the curriculum soon, he added. The fair will end on October 16 and will remain open for all from 10:00am to 8:00pm every day. However, the visitors be allowed to enter the fair through online registration or spot registration.

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