Top experts meet at artificial intelligence summit in Istanbul
The Turkey Artificial Intelligence Summit, organized last week by the Turkey Artificial Intelligence Initiative (TRAI) for the second time, has shown that the Turkish private sector acknowledges artificial intelligence (AI) as an important factor for successful economic competition in the future. Held at UNIQ Istanbul with the motto “Algorithm Leaders Meet Up,” the event hosted more than 50 Turkish and foreign speakers who are experts in their fields.
The speakers explained how AI can be employed more effectively in different sectors by providing examples and depicted the future of AI in various fields such as the retail industry, the insurance sector, fashion, marketing and business world. In his keynote speech, TRAI founder Halil Aksu stressed that the age of algorithms has already started, adding that institutions and even countries will compete through data and algorithms from now on, and those who cannot acquire the required competencies in terms of AI strategies and road maps will be out of the game. “We have seen in this summit that our country is ready for the AI age. Thanks to the Turkey Artificial Intelligence Initiative, we have also seen that everybody converged and engaged in great collaborations, while companies believe and invest in this technology. Smarter futures are ahead of us,” Aksu said.