Qatar University (QU) announced the details of the first edition of the Future Tech Forum scheduled to be held from October 22 to 25 under the supervision of QU’s KINDI Center For Computing Research and the Artificial Intelligence Organization (AIQU).
The forum aims to attract university and school students, specialists and academics to spread awareness about artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity and their future implementation.
AI and cybersecurity are the forum’s focused fields that will bring together pioneers of the technological sector in the country.
Director of KINDI Center for Computing Research at QU Dr. Abdulaziz Khalid Al Ali stated during a press conference that the forum, which will include Artificial Intelligence Week 2023 and Cybersecurity Week 2023 in a joint event, will have workshops, seminars, panel discussions as well as a presentation by companies of relevant applications and solutions in the field of modern technology.
He added that the forum will include several competitions for university students and the general public in the areas of AI and cybersecurity, with valuable prizes being awarded. Practical training, awareness sessions and demonstrations will also be organized for students and all participants.
Director of QU’s Student Activities Department Abdullah Hamed Al Mulla said that the forum, which will be held annually, represents an opportunity for students to shine in these fields.
On his part, the Director of Communications and Public Relations at QU Dr. Hitmi Al Hitmi stated that the event, which is sponsored by several parties concerned with technology, holds significant importance in light of the drastic change the world is witnessing which can be compared to the change that occurred in the late nineties when it was impossible to imagine the current state of technological development.
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Communication at the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) Yousef Al Shraim explained that the NCSA, one of the sponsors of this event, is interested in participating as part of its youth initiatives aimed at enhancing student participation in the field of cybersecurity.
Al Shraim stressed that the NCSA is committed to participating in successive developments in order to support technological fields, especially in the fields of cybersecurity and AI.
Head of Media Relations and Social Responsibility at Vodafone Qatar Ali Abdullah as well noted the importance of this event in light of the rapid digital development witnessed by AI and robotic automation. Vodafone Qatar is also one of the sponsors of the event.
During the press conference, speakers shared their hopes of the forum becoming a pivotal event and platform that brings together technology pioneers, innovators and those interested in AI and cybersecurity, thus contributing to advancing the development of the two fields in Qatar.
Source: Qatar News Agency