AI tech to be used for improving services, civic amenities: Palak

Publish: 6:42 PM, June 21, 2020 | Update: 6:42:PM, June 21, 2020

DHAKA,- State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed today said the government has taken a plan to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to make civic services including health more transparent, fast and accountable.

Highlighting that artificial intelligence could change the society, he said: “A guideline and time-frame have already been prepared for the use of artificial intelligence in the development of services in transport, education, agriculture, health and environment sectors in the country.”

The state minister was addressing the inaugural session of the 2-day international conference on “Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare in Bangladesh” at ‘Zoom’ platform as the chief guest under the arrangement of University of Science and Technology Chattogram, a press release said.

For the development of AI, Palak said, the government has already set up 28 high-tech parks and 64 Sheikh Kamal IT incubation centers.

The country’s first Business Incubation Center is being set up inside the Chattogram Technology University, he added.

Former Vice Chancellor of University of Science and Technology Chattogram Dr Md Jahangir Alam conducted the programme.