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First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence started at IUB.

BAHAWALPUR -- The 1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2018) began at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur here today.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq inaugurated this three-day conference jointly organized in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Punjab Higher Education Commission. As many as 130 delegates from Norway, Greece, and Pakistan are participating in the event.

According to the spokesman of the university Shahzad Ahmad, the Vice-Chancellor said that information technology, cognitive sciences, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are converging to open up new technological frontiers. These trends bring important benefits: economic growth, a better quality of life, job opportunities and more consumer choice - all of which depend on innovation.

The Conference adopts a timely theme, Smart and Intelligent Technologies. Technology has penetrated into virtually all areas of operations of health, education, and business. To effectively benefit from technology applications, it is essential that education professionals set themselves ready for transforming their practices and keep identifying effective ways for transformations in their contexts. It is essential to bring together experts in the field of technology in education to realize the potential of technology for education.

He said that for many years, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has been organizing conferences in fields of natural sciences and social sciences and has 16 conferences to its credit in four years. He praised IUB Artificial Intelligence Research Group for a wonderful job to organize a new series of annual conferences at Bahawalpur that capitalizes on their strengths and have built on the common commitment to promoting effective use of technology in diverse modes of life.

Conference focal person Dr. Imran Sarwar Bajwa said that INTAP'18 will address recent advancements in the field of artificial intelligence that has resulted in a number of emerging fields of research such as ambient intelligence, pervasive intelligence, web intelligence, bio-inspired intelligence, and many more.

Emergence in various new fields of intelligent computing has opened new horizons of research and development. It is an important aspect to see that how these advancements in the field of intelligent computing are affecting the human life.

Moreover, we are interested to investigate the way of the modern intelligent technologies simplifying decision making and information processing. He further said that the INTAP 2018 conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design, and implementation of artificial intelligence in different fields of research, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops, and industrial presentations.

This conference will include presentations of contributed papers by invited keynote speakers. He thanked local and foreign experts for their participation in the event.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 24, 2018
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