31 January 2024
ICT Minister Partakes in Workshop on Egypt-Hungary Cooperation Prospects in Emerging Technologies

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has participated in a workshop organized by the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy, in cooperation with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), during his visit to Hungary. He was joined by the Egyptian Ambassador to Hungary Mohamed El Shinawy.
The workshop addressed the Hungarian ICT ecosystem and Egyptian-Hungarian cooperation prospects in the field of emerging technologies. Professors from Semmelweis University, Gábor Dénes Egyetem (Dennis Gabor University “DGU”), and the BME Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (VIK) participated in the workshop.
Several emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D printing, digital health, automotive technologies, and drones manufacturing, were highlighted during the workshop.
During the workshop, the ICT Minister emphasized the significance of enhancing cooperation in the development of emerging technologies and their adoption to achieve development. He presented Egypt’s most prominent achievements in AI, within the framework of implementing phase one and developing the second phase of the National AI Strategy.
The ICT Minister underscored that the Egyptian Charter for Responsible AI was launched and the Applied Innovation Center (AIC) was established four years ago to develop technological solutions using emerging technologies, especially AI. AIC is primarily focusing on health care, natural language processing (NLP), and geodata.
The ICT Minister looked forward to fostering cooperation between AIC and the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory (MILAB) in Hungary to use AI in vital sectors, such as health and agriculture. This is in addition to strengthening collaboration in international forums on managing new and emerging technologies and exploring the possible twinning in discussions raised during international forums on AI governance.
Talaat explained the efforts made to enhance Egypt’s capabilities in electronics design and embedded systems development, in light of its competitiveness in these fields.
The Hungarian Ministry for National Economy is achieving digital transformation in Hungary and establishing public-private-academia partnerships to develop and capitalize on emerging technologies.
The Deputy State Secretary for Technology at the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy Szabolcs Szolnoki, the Assistant ICT Minister for Strategy and Implementation Sherine El-Guindy, Vice President for Electronic Transactions Security at the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Hazem Nabil, and BME VIK Dean Hassan Charaf attended the workshop.
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