In partnership with EUMMENA, sponsored by the Palestine Investment Fund, PTP implemented Artificial Intelligence Week comprising of a series of events such as bootcamps, hackathons, and talks aimed at raising awareness about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the local universities’ programs on AI. The project targeted AI developers, AI hackers, AI start-ups, and other groups that have shown interest in AI, and hosted international experts in various domains within AI to deliver hands-on training and workshops.
The awareness workshops to educate students and entrepreneurs was fruitful with a significant number of applicants showing interest to participate. The recruitment team received over 80 applicants and selected 20 to take part. The activities that were carried out included hands-on sessions for agile & lean startup principles, MVP development, data science and analytics, python essentials, training in classification & regression models and metrics, along with a guide to accessing data from multiple sources.
It is important to note the PTP’s ability in hosting these hackathons, as we accommodate the following relevant technological innovation labs:
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality lab with special equipment to support innovators in this sector.
- Artificial Intelligence Lab to support research and innovation in the AI field.
- IOT lab to develop IOT solutions and incubate them.
The event built the capacity of students and experts following the applications and the knowledge they had received during the AI Week, guided teams with AI ideas, while enabling innovation in Palestine and commercializing AI startups. Three winning teams were announced, and later on, given certificates of participation.
In order to facilitate and introduce a solid pedagogy throughout the activities held, the PTP invited four international experts in many AI domains to deliver the training workshops and provide technical and business expertise, as well as raise awareness about AI and the universities’ programs provided for AI.