The “International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics,” organized by the IEEE Computer Society Karachi Section, brought together brilliant minds and technology enthusiasts to explore the impact, advancements, and emerging trends in AI and Robotics. The two-day event, held on 15-16 May 2023, was a celebration of innovation and a platform to discuss the transformative potential of these cutting-edge technologies.
Day One – Paving the Path to Technological Revolution
The symposium commenced with an inspirational speech by Dr. M. Sadiq Ali Khan, Vice Chair of the Computer Society Karachi Section. He underscored the significance of AI and Robotics in shaping our future and announced the society’s commitment to fostering tech culture and advancing these fields. Dr. Khan’s words set the tone for an intellectually stimulating and forward-looking event.
A highlight of the opening day was the address by Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, a renowned figure in Science and Technology. He shed light on the distinctions between AI and Natural Intelligence, offering valuable insights into the field’s current and future potential. Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman also presented a compelling prediction, stating that AI advancements could contribute to a staggering $100 trillion global economic output by 2025.
The session on ChatGPT, conducted by the Acting Rector of IoBM and Vice Chair of IEEE Karachi Section, Prof. Dr. Tariq Raheem Soomro, delved into the pros and cons of the technology. He discussed the evolution of ChatGPT from its inception to the recent release of GPT-4. Dr. Soomro emphasized addressing challenges such as biases, ethical considerations, and factual verification to ensure responsible AI development.
Day Two – Unlocking the Potential
The second day of the symposium continued with a lineup of experienced speakers who delved into various aspects of AI and Robotics. Ronald C. Arkin, a renowned roboticist, delivered a thought-provoking remote talk on biologically inspired machine deceit. He explored the potential applications of deceptive robots, ethical issues surrounding deception, and its relevance in the military and sports. Arkin’s presentation stimulated discussions on the future implications of machine deceit in robotics.
S. M. Aqil Burney’s insightful talk on incorporating soft computing and machine learning in robotics captivated the audience. He emphasized the value of soft computing in handling ambiguous data and its applications in adaptive control, perception, and recognition of robots.
The Symposium on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence featured Faizan-Ur-Rehman’s presentation on the future of home automation with IoT smart devices. He highlighted the significance of AI in the medical industry and shared compelling data on the expansion of IoT-connected devices globally.
Yasar Ayaz, a renowned AI expert, explored the cutting edge of AI in his engaging talk. Ayaz discussed AI’s diverse applications, industry trends, and the rise of AI businesses in Russia. He also delved into AI’s potential to mitigate the consequences of bank crises on the economy.
Prof. Dr. Shahab Ahmed Siddiqui’s presentation captivated the audience by discussing the relationship between intelligence levels and the balance between logic and intuition. He explored the complexities of human intelligence and emphasized the importance of emotional intelligence in decision-making.
Dr. Shoab Ahmed Khan, Chancellor of CASE Institute of Technology and CEO of CARE, provided insights into AI’s future consequences and technology’s interconnection. He showcased groundbreaking work from 1993 and discussed deep neural networks, fuzzy logic, swarm intelligence, and social network analysis.
Adnan Zaidi, Chief AI Officer at Proxima AI and a Kaggle Grandmaster enlightened the audience about Kaggle—a renowned platform for aspiring data scientists. Zaidi shared valuable strategies for skill development and highlighted the role of AI in enhancing learning through platforms like ChatGPT.
Rawidean M. Kassim, R10 Coordinator of the IEEE Computer Society, provided invaluable insights into the application of IoT and wireless sensor networks in smart agriculture. His talk demonstrated the transformative potential of these technologies in revolutionizing the agricultural industry.
Forging a Tech-Driven Tomorrow
The “International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics” gathered exceptional ideas, technological breakthroughs, and inspiring future visions. With diverse topics and expert speakers, the symposium served as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in the AI and Robotics domains. As the world embraces these transformative technologies, events like this symposium are pivotal in shaping a tech-driven tomorrow. The knowledge shared, and discussions held at the symposium will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the development and responsible deployment of AI and Robotics, paving the way for a brighter future.