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

State minister for information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed works staying at home
State minister for information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed works staying at homeTwitter Handle Zunaid Ahmed Palak
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State minister for information and communication technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed on Saturday said the government has taken a plan to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to make civic services including health more transparent, fast and accountable, reports BSS.

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.

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

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

Former vice chancellor of University of Science and Technology Chattogram Md Jahangir Alam conducted the programme.

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