‘Centre of Excellence on Frontier Technologies’ to be established: Palak

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DHAKA, July 22, 2020 (BSS) – State Minister for Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said today the
government will establish ‘Centre of Excellence on Frontier
Technologies’ in different educational institutes in the country.

He said ‘Centre of Excellence on Frontier Technologies’ to be
established to prepare the young generation for the fourth industrial
revolution, said an official press release.

“It would help leveraging research and knowledge on automatic
driving, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), big data,
internet of things (IoT), smart city and network,” he added.

The state minister was speaking as the chief guest at a ‘Digital
Education Materials Distribution Ceremony’ for ensuring participation
of students in online classes at Dhaka Residential Model College
auditorium in the city.

“We were dealing with global epidemics, our leader the Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina was taking time-befitting action to tackle the
crisis,” he said.

Educational institutions in the country have been remained closed
for the past five months, but the students’ education is still
available on Sangsad Television and online digital platforms due to
creation of technological infrastructure,” he added.

The state minister said, “Eight thousand Sheikh Russel Digital Labs
have been established in various educational institutes in the country
to create a technology-rich nation. More 10,000 labs will be
established in the next five years. Specialized labs are also being
established at different universities”.

“We have to introduce ourselves as a technology-based nation in
solving various problems to the world”, he said, adding, a center of
excellence will also be established at Dhaka Residential College,
urging the students to prepare themselves with knowledge and