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Syria participates in the international “ Girls In AI 2021” competition

In conjunction with the international "Girls In AI" 2021 competition launched by the British "Teens  in AI " organization in more than 50  cities  around the world,  50 young men and women participated in the "Girls In AI Syria 2021" competition organized by the Syrian Computer Society  (SCS) branch in Lattakia to encourage the new generation to enter the world of technology and artificial intelligence AI.

En.  Mariam Fayoud , Head of the SCS  branch in Lattakia, underlined  in a statement to  the Syriatimes e-newspaper  that this is the second participation for Syria after achieving the first place in  last year's  competition, indicating that   this global event is being held in more than 50 cities across 29 countries around the world with the aim of introducing young people to Artificial Intelligence  technologies and  goals of UN  Sustainable  Development .


Eng. Fayoud  added that the idea of the competition is based on proposing integrated projects that serve the community, noting that the  SCS  Lattakia’s branch  has qualified   a large number of adolescents at  the "Artificial Intelligence" club and  trained them in the field of AI techniques, expressing her hope to achieve distinguished results this year  to strengthen Syria's position in international forums.

Eng. Ali Aoun, the event coordinator and supervisor of the Artificial Intelligence Club at the SCS branch in Lattakia drew attention to the great turnout witnessed by the event. 

He  indicated that the number of teams is 10, each of which includes 5 members, and each team is required to choose one of the sustainable development goals and find a solution to a societal problem inspired by the reality of Syrian life and transforms it from an idea to a real experimental project that serves the public interest. 

The  17-year participant Ali Saud expressed  his passion for the world of technology and his participation in many programming competitions and the Syrian Scientific Olympiad.

He  indicated  that these experiences provided him with great experience in addition to the training courses he carried at the SCS branch in Lattakia which contributed to enhancing his knowledge of artificial intelligence’s  techniques and uses.

Saud underlined that  he and his team are working on an app idea that helps autistic patients and their families discover their creative tendencies to be encouraged and directed them in the right way. 


Interviewed by : Rawaa Ghanam