Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence & Computing (PIAIC)

Introduction :

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has taken this proud initiative for the industrial revolution in Pakistan.

PIAIC is an interdisciplinary hub for mass education, research, and business in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Blockchain and Internet of things (IoT) related fields.

As Artificial Intelligence and computing reshape our world, PIAIC intends to help make sure that Pakistan plays its part in this fourth industrial revolution. PIAIC aims is to transform education, research and business in Pakistan.

Mission Statement :

” The mission of PIAIC is to reshape Pakistan by revolutionizing education, research, and business by adopting latest, cutting-edge technologies. Experts are calling this the 4th industrial revolution. We want Pakistan to become a global hub for Artificial Intelligence, data science, cloud native computing, edge computing, blockchain, augmented reality, and internet of things. “

How It Works :

PIAIC will launch classes in the following locations, one city at a time, in the following order:

  1. Karachi (Now Serving in KHI)

  2. Islamabad (Coming Soon)

  3. Peshawar (Coming Soon)

  4. Lahore (Coming Soon)

  5. Quetta (Coming Soon)

Programs Offered:

There are three programs offered by PIAIC. They are:

  1. Artificial Intelligence

  2. Cloud Native

  3. Blockchain

All programs are one year long in duration. Each program is divided into four quarters (12 weeks each). Classes are held once a week.

In the initial stages, classes will be held only on Sundays. There will 3 sections of classes available, including Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Native Computing, and Blockchain. Each class will be 3 hours in duration per week, for a total of 36 hours per quarter or 144 hours for the entire year.

How to Participate :

To participate in the program and become eligible for the most prestigious credentials for Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Blockchain technologies in the world, students must complete the following process.

1- Submit the online application.

2- Get admit card attested at a PIAIC office.

3- Pass the entrance exam which consists of multiple choice English and Mathematics questions. Results are determined based on percentile.

4- Pass all PIAIC exams with an average score of at least 70%.

Online Learning:

Those students who wish to participate in the program online can check the distance learning option in the application form. Please note that distance learning students must also take proctored exams on site, just like the onsite students.

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Fee Structure :

The fee structure for onsite students is PKR 1,000 per month for 12 months. Payable in 4 installments of PKR three thousand before the start of each quarter.

The fee structure for distance learning students is PKR 500 per month for 12 months. Payable in 4 installments of PKR fifteen hundred before the start of each quarter.

Please note, all fees will be collected by Saylani Welfare Trust, the most trusted NGO in Pakistan. Saylani has strict audit processes already in place to ensure proper accountability of funds.

Last Date to Apply:

PIAIC Karachi Admission Date Is Extended

Due to extreme rush and demand, last date of form submission and verification has been extended up to 6pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Course Outline for Artificial Intelligence:

A ONE YEAR AI PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. GETTING PAKISTAN READY FOR THE NEW ERA OF COMPUTING ENABLED BY THE RISE OF AI.

Program Structure:

A four-quarter AI program in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.

  • Quarter 1 – AI Foundations

  • Quarter 2 – Introduction to Data Science & Deep Learning

  • Quarter 3 – Deploying AI Solutions

  • Quarter 4 – AI In Practice

Detailed Program Structure:

  • Version Control with Git
  • Object Oriented and Functional Programming using Python
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra and Statistics
  • Advanced Python Libraries with Anaconda
  • Data Science Essentials
  • The Fundamentals of Deep Learning with Keras with TensorFlow Backend
  • Introduction to Linux and Bash
  • Docker Deep Dive
  • Python Microservices Development
  • Build AI Microservices for ContainerDeployments
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Practice

Course Outline for Cloud Native Computing Specialist:

A ONE YEAR CLOUD COMPUTING PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. GETTING PAKISTAN READY FOR THE NEW ERA OF MICROSERVICES AND MULTI-CLOUD NATIVE COMPUTING.

Program Structure:

A four-quarter cloud computing program.

  • Quarter 1 – Cloud Native Computing Foundations

  • Quarter 2 – Developing Cloud Native Microservices

  • Quarter 3 – Kubernetes in Practice

  • Quarter 4 – AWS Application Development

Detailed Program Structure:

  • Introduction to Cloud Native Computing
  • Introduction to Linux and Bashusing Python
  • Docker Deep Dive
  • JavaScript/TypeScript Programming
  • Developing Microservices using Node.js and Express
  • Version Control with Git
  • Cloud Automation using Ansible
  • Kubernetes in Practice
  • Cloud Native Application Development

Course Outline for BLOCKCHAIN SPECIALIST:

A ONE YEAR BLOCKCHAIN PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. GETTING PAKISTAN READY FOR THE NEW ERA OF BLOCKCHAIN, FINTECH AND SMART CONTRACTS 

Program Structure:

Four Quarters of Blockchain Course Work
  • Quarter 1 – Foundations of Blockchain

  • Quarter 2 – Smart Contract Development

  • Quarter 3 – Dapp Development

  • Quarter 4 – Advanced Blockchain Topics

Detailed Program Structure:

  • Digital Money, Bitcoin and Blockchain
  • Crypto Tokens
  • Blockchain Revolution
  • Introduction to Decentralized Apps
  • Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric Basics
  • Crypto Mining and Operations
  • Introduction to Smart Contracts
  • Solidity in Depth
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScriptCrash Course
  • Blockchain WebApplications
  • Web3 & Truffle
  • BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service)
  • The Art of Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
  • Blockchain Projects for Islamic Finance -A Match Made in Heaven

Contact:

For questions related to admissions, you may call us on the PIAIC Helpline: 03111729526.
For technical questions related to coursework, you may contact us via the contact form on our website: https://www.piaic.org.

 

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