Pakistan slowly progresses in Machine Learning

Pakistan is making efforts to keep up with the rest of the world in the field of AI and ML with the help of brilliant minds. Due to Pakistan’s limited resources, the majority of them continue to work for foreign companies.

ML is an AI subcategory that enables software applications to predict outcomes more accurately without being explicitly programmed. To predict new output values, ML algorithms use historical data as input. In the last ten years, we have made significant progress.

Pakistan’s progress has been slower, with new achievements in specific areas such as AI and ML, but there have been some notable accomplishments. Pakistan has developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology to calculate COVID risk. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has risen to the top of Pakistan’s universities for providing competitive and high-quality AI education.

AI centers have been established across the country to engage young people in the country’s economic growth. The national AI center at NUST Islamabad, the AI Research Lab (AIRL) at UET Lahore, Peshawar’s UET holds the Center of Intelligent Systems and Networks, and the AI Lab is present at IBA Karachi, all of which offer bachelor’s degrees in AI (BSAI).

A large number of Pakistani ML engineers and AI professionals work in Pakistan, but far fewer work for Pakistan-based companies. The majority of professionals work for companies that provide services to foreign businesses.


Speaking about Pakistan’s future, the country has a long way to go to implement ML and improve productivity in fields such as healthcare and agriculture, which are in desperate need of technological breakthroughs.