Prof. Anis Koubaa, Director of RIC and Leader of the Robotics and Internet-of-Things Lab, delivered a speech titled Artificial Intelligence & Drones for Smart Cities: Technology Localization at the Saudi International Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Expo 2022.
Prof. Anis, who was appointed as the Executive Director of the Innovation Center at PSU in May, began his speech by stating the importance and benefits of developing technology locally. He then shared with the audience the different kinds of solutions that he and his team have built in his research lab located in Prince Sultan University. During the session, he also highlighted that one of his lab’s products won first place in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Challenge (KAUST Challenge), entitled Ideas and Solutions for Hajj and Umrah 2020, in its second track: Transportation. At the end of his speech, he stressed the importance of universities in supporting scientists to develop technology locally.