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Information Technology students visit Gitex 2018


The biggest and boldest international tech exhibition in the region, this year under the theme “Experience Future Urbanism” emphasised on how emerging technologies can solve practical problems and can enrich the level of human development, both individually and collectively.Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, IoT, Smart Cities and manufacturing are the major technology sectors that stole the spotlight this year.

About 30 students from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics (CEI) attended the 38th GITEX technology week on 18 October 2018. The students were accompanied by CEI faculty Engie Bashir and Chinnu George. Students were able to gain first-hand experience on the emerging technologies across various fields like VR/ AR, IoT, Cloud computing, Cyber Security, Robotics and much more. They were also able to witness innovation related to Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain and Virtual Reality through showcases of leading tech companies from around the world.

Among the most innovative technologies come from the UAE, thanks to Smart Dubai’s  Smart City vision and mission to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth. The UAE Government and leading industries from around the world came together under one roof and presented various solutions to all types of problems. During the past few years, Dubai has been implementing smart services and initiatives to all its sectors including healthcare & medication, education, crime protection, and  sustainability.

The trip to GITEX has been  a great learning experience to the IT students.  All students have been able to explore their field of interest and gain knowledge about current and future technologies. From here students plan to reshape their learning experience,  research more on topics of interest, and conceptualise and develop real tech projects during their studies .

By Aisha Abdul Rahim

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