The participants, information technology experts, agreed on the importance of real-time analysis of artificial intelligence in the shift towards future technologies, stressing that such applications can achieve tremendous growth rates for companies and the overall economy, especially with work to develop the capabilities developed for such applications during the coming short period.
This came during the real-time analysis session on artificial intelligence to accelerate decision-making, which was moderated by Tariq Khalafallah, Head of the Digital Transformation Sector at Orange, as part of the activities of the twenty-seventh edition of the International Technology Exhibition and Conference for the Middle East and Africa “CairoICT”23, under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Abdel Fattah. Al-Sisi, which will be held under the slogan “Integrating Minds and Machines for a Better World,” during the period from November 19-22 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center.
Medhat Mahmoud, Director of the Public Services Digital Transformation Sector at Huawei Africa, said that real-time data analysis depends mainly on data, and that data needs 3 things:
Machines for data entry
High-performance networking to connect that data together.
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The speaker pointed out the importance of integrating these elements to achieve the best performance of real-time data analysis, explaining that there are sectors that are very sensitive to the use of real-time analysis tools, including, for example, the health sector, which is one of the most important sectors that needs integration to make the best decisions.
He stated that artificial intelligence applications are very expensive, as they require high investments to access data analysis, so the state at the national level needs to rely on cloud computing to store and use that data in analysis and decision-making, indicating that Egypt possesses very good quantitative knowledge and very advanced solutions in artificial intelligence. In addition to the need to build greater capabilities to bring young minds to more advanced stages in new AI technologies to keep pace with the global transformation in this growing field.
Mahmoud stressed the importance of exporting knowledge and introducing the world to the capabilities of Egyptian youth, as part of Egypt’s strategy to export information technology.
Engineer Osama Salah, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Solutions at ICT Misr, agreed with the previous proposal, stressing the necessity of the time element with regard to real-time analysis based on artificial intelligence, pointing out some difficulties, including the existence of data itself, and the accuracy of that data.
He pointed out that this type of use requires very high capabilities among young people and employees who are more skilled than traditional artificial intelligence engineers, noting that the artificial intelligence model used in the analysis itself also represents a challenge, as it represents an important element in analyzing data and coming up with important information.
Dr. Walaa Wajih, an analyst and solutions consultant at I-sys, said that there is a large gap between academic education in economics and the labor market, especially with regard to dealing with data.
She added that reaching the decision-making stage based on data analysis requires an integrated process of data analysis, starting with obtaining that data, passing through the analysis stage and finally making decisions.
She explained that the current era is related to the immediate analysis of information to make important decisions, such as developing real-time marketing strategies for each client, including the immediate appearance of advertisement results to clients when browsing social media sites.
She touched on the role of the banking sector, as banks need to analyze account data and link it to the customer’s creditworthiness with the ease of using such applications by customers, whether working in banks or even clients.
The speaker discussed the company’s solutions, which are designed according to the needs of customers, whether from the banking, education, health or other sectors.
In turn, Tamer Abdel Fattah, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Unit at ClickITS, confirmed that dealing with artificial intelligence varies from one sector to another, and therefore the design of real-time artificial intelligence solutions appears in many sectors, and although they are more widespread in Egypt, education and health are more affected by these applications.
He gave an example of this, such as linking bank customers to specific services, by analyzing the customer’s data and the ways he uses payments and cards and their relationship to specific times.
He pointed out that controlling traffic, for example, is also one of the most important examples of applications of real-time artificial intelligence, and making decisions regarding diverting traffic lanes, etc.
He explained that there is a kind of dependence on technology that reaches the stage of complete dependence on decisions resulting from machines and devices based on machine learning, but this scenario is still more difficult to implement in Egypt and the region, so various agencies and companies deal with a hybrid model between machines and humans, to make decisions instead of Complete dependence on machines.
He noted that there is a clear development in qualifying young people’s capabilities in the fields of artificial intelligence through various academic programs or various trainings provided by cooperation between universities and companies, stressing that there is a thirst for these specializations, whether in Egypt or in the region.
Karim Shaybah, Director of the Financial Services Team at Fortinet, reviewed the customer’s needs to have a clear and immediate view of the problems that their business may face, pointing out that there are some solutions specific to Fortinet that allow customers to collect data and the company’s entire activity through one platform, to determine the network’s insurance status. Completely.
He added that Fortinet provides a complete guide to dealing with any threat that companies may face based on these applications, stressing that these applications need to include artificial intelligence within them to confront any problems in the application, or deal with any unreal warnings.
The twenty-seventh session of the exhibition comes with the main sponsorship of “Medar Company for Investment and Urban Development”, the strategic partner “e-Finance”, the technology partner “Huawei”, the title sponsor “Dell Technologies”, the platinum sponsor “Egypt Trust” and “Commercial International Bank – Egypt.” CIB.
The security sponsor is “Fortinet,” the digital sponsor is “inlegant systems,” and the smart infrastructure sponsors are ICT MISR and IOT MISR, with gold sponsorship from “Khazna Data Center” and “Bunya Group,” and silver sponsorship from “Network International” and “SAP.” .
HILIGHTS is a partner for conference solutions, Orange is a communications partner, Microsoft is a sponsor of artificial intelligence, and the VIP sponsors are the Arab Organization for Industrialization and Zero Tech.