“Artificial Intelligence Technology will Enhance the Productivity”

International Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Workshop, held by NİŞANTAŞI University, gathered many local and foreign academicians and experts. Prof. Dr. İlhami Çolak said, “It is possible to facilitate our works at every stage of our life, enhance the productivity and introduce a safe work by using technology”, stating that artificial intelligence technology needs to be actively used in Turkey.

The workshop held in Maslak 1453 Neotech Campus of the university was supported by San Diego State University, Youngstow State University and Universiti Technology Malaysia. At the workshop, Prof. Dr. İlhami Çolak, the Dean of Engineering and Architecture Faculty of Nişantaşı University, made the opening speech as the host. Prof. Dr. Derviş Karaboğa, having developed and presented artificial intelligence algorithm to the world, and entitled to receive Mehmet Akif Ersoy Science Award, Prof. Dr. Khalid Hafeez, getting awards in the fields of digital transformation and entrepreneurship in England, Prof. Dr. Türksel Kaya Bensghir, representative of e-state of Turkey UN and Prof. Dr. Şeref Sağıroğlu, the Head of Department of Computer Engineering at Gazi University made presentations.


Prof. Dr. Çolak said, "Data mining has been most-discussed topic all around the world. The more active we use bitcoin, or other applications created by using digital transformation and artificial intelligence techniques in our country as in the world and the more we know how to use them, the more we will contribute to our country’s economy and research studies. In fact, I believe using it not only in production but also in traffic applications will solve the traffic problem in İstanbul. It is possible to facilitate our jobs in every stages of our lives, enhance the productivity and introduce a safe job by using this modern technology," emphasizing that cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is a result of digital transformation.


Prof. Dr. Derviş Karaboğa, lecturer at Erciyes University, who made great contributions to science world with his original studies in artificial intelligence, and so was awarded in “Physical Sciences” field in Mehmet Akif Ersoy Symposium, and Science and Art Awards, explained the positive sides of artificial intelligence technology as follows:

"Artificial intelligence studies need to become widespread in Turkey because the world has already done it. For that reason, it is not possible for us to avoid this situation, but we need to be at the coalface. When digital transformation is mentioned, the first thing that comes up in mind is intelligent machines. We mean intelligent machines that communicate with each other and compose a network of internet. I wish we could proceed faster. Positive sides of artificial intelligence are the productivity in manufacture, decrease of costs, and manufacturing products specific to people in line with their own desires and requests. The existence of robots serving the human-beings and working for the human’s health will be effective in every part of life. This is not far. Its gain is not only people’s comfort but also countries’ power and defence industry. Artificial intelligence will take place in scientific developments in each part of life. We need to be more active as a county."

Prof. Dr. Karaboğa also added that legal sanction problems about artificial intelligence will be eliminated in accordance with regulations.


Release date: 29.12.2017