Pakistani tech company builds robot journalist

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Tech company baseH announced the launch of an AI Writer, an artificially intelligent content generator, at their headquarters in Karachi.

According to private news channel , the non-human hack, named Dante, had already been writing Pakistan Stock Exchange.

It would be used to pen small news reports after accessing and storing data from local and international media outlets.

The company hopes that in the long run, AI will be able to act as a supplement, helping newspapers, channels and blogs by freeing up time for editors and reporters.

“Our focus at the moment are media houses that can produce

endless content with the same staff and in practically no time,”

states the website,

“The Dante A.I. writer has the capability to pick up the style of writing where it is being deployed as well as quickly adapt to new writing styles and set of editorial policies or preferences.”

BaseH is a small company made up of young IT professionals.  For their new project, software engineers from the NED University were also taken on board.

Stories generated by the AI were sent for screening to senior Pakistani journalists.

Pakistan would be launched first optical remote sensing satellite in 2018

KARACHI: Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 would be launched in 2018. This was announced in a statement by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on Wednesday.

It said that the World Space Week 2017 commenced on Wednesday and the inaugural ceremony of the event was organized by SUPARCO. It was held at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad. Chairman SUPARCO Qaiser Anees Khurram formally inaugurated the ceremony as chief guest.

At a ceremony which held at National Center for Remote Sensing & Geo Informatics (NCRG) SUPARCO Headquarters, Karachi, Member Range and Instrumentation (R&I), Ayaz Aziz was the Chief guest.

The World Space Week celebrations would be held simultaneously from October 4-10 in 16 cities of Pakistan.

Member R&I, Ayaz Aziz in his address said that SUPARCO ordinator of World Space Week Association (WSWA) in Pakistan.

‘It is our privilege to be among 86 countries throughout the world that celebrates and contributes in the promotion of space science and technology every year, he added.