Collaborative workshop on artificial intelligence held at Hawassa University

 

Collaborative Workshop on Artificial Intelligence held at Hawassa University

 

Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute and Hawassa University Institute of Technology organized a collaborative workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Ethiopia from May 3-4, 2018 at Hawassa University senate t hall.  

 

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In the opening speech made by Dr. Tesfaye Abebe, Vice president for Research and Technology Transfer, Hawassa University noted that the University is working with several national and international partners in various areas of science and technology that contributes towards transformational and development of the country. In line to this the University made a collaborative engagement with Ethiopian Biotechnology institute to establish research partnership in the area of artificial intelligence, a technology application which play a vital role in accelerating transformation, democratization, good governance and improve global competiveness at large.

 

On the workshop it was presented that the Ethiopian Biotechnology institute was established in June, 2016 with the essence of supporting, organizing and directing the various research works conducted separately in different universities and research institutes. It has the mission of world class research innovations and community services in order to improve citizens’ quality of life and significantly contributing for the national economic development through the synergetic endeavor of biotechnology and emerging technologies.  

 

One of the focus areas in this endeavor is artificial intelligence and hence the workshop is planned to create awareness about it and its applications in different disciplines. Accordingly, more than 10 papers where presented and discussed on by participants. More than 100 participants including Federal Science and Technology Commission, Hawassa University officials, researchers and post graduate students at Institute of Technology attended the workshop.

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