Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving itself to be the driving force of the new automated future and the Pakistanis are banking on the same outcome as Ministry of IT (MoIT) dips its toes in the development of AI.

According to The Express Tribune, the Ministry is developing group of intelligent cooperative firefighting and disaster mitigation mobile robots that will help the authorities in dealing with adverse circumstances in the country.

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These robots will also be effective in going to places that are not favorable for humans like working in a hazardous environment.

The Intelligent Mobile Robots (IMRs) will carry out their assigned mission by assimilating various intelligents techniques and control algorithims.

The project called called Design and Development of Intelligent Mobile Robots for Disaster Mitigation and Firefighting has already been launched by the National technology Fund, a department of the Ministry of IT.

The complete cost of this project is Rs. 14.673 million and will be carried out by  PAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology who will act as the principal administrator.

It seems to be a great initiative by the government of Pakistan and at the same time more development and AI research projects needs to be initiated by the Ministry. The project is expected to be completed by April 2018.