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Using AI to ramp up Qatar’s food security

Publication Date:
01/10/2018
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Workshop to discuss using AI to build robust supply chains.

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Experts are to gather in Qatar on Thursday (October 4) to discuss how artificial intelligence can be used to help the country attain better food security.
 
The food security workshop is being hosted by QCRI for its new Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence.
 
QCAI Research Director Dr. Sanjay Chawla described food security as one of Qatar’s “highest priority areas”.
 
While Qatar has significantly ramped up its domestic production of meat, dairy products and vegetables since a blockade was imposed against it in June 2017 – a large percentage of its food products are imported.
 
“The government of Qatar is ensuring that it has multiple sources from where food is acquired and that is has a robust supply chain for transporting food,” Dr. Chawla said. “We are confident that AI and big data will be instrumental in binding diverse threads of know-how which fall under the umbrella of food security.”
 
Experts attending the event will include Purdue University’s Professor Venkatesh Merwade, a global expert in water management, who will give his insights into how to manage scarce water resources. A panel discussion will be moderated by Qatar Science and Technology Park’s Dr. Laoucine Kerbache, former dean of HEC Paris, a co-organizer of the workshop and an international authority on supply chains. Representatives from QTerminals, and major food producers and distributors Hassad Food Qatar and Baladna will also speak at the event.
 
The workshop, to be held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Research Complex from 9am, is being jointly organized with QSTP and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute. Please register at qcai.qcri.org.

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