Bahrain Polytechnic, in collaboration with HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Media Office, the Information & eGovernment Authority, Microsoft and Almoayyed Computers Middle East, organized and hosted the third Khalid bin Hamad Competition for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence which was held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC).

The competition was held on April 6th and was sponsored by Ahli United Bank (Platinum), Bahrain National Gas Company (Silver) and Ithmar Bank (Silver). Among the supporters of the competition were Bahrain FinTech Bay and ThinkSmart.

At the closing ceremony, HH Shaikh Khalid honored the winners, toured the winning projects and was briefed by the participants about their projects. HH Shaikh Khalid said:

“Holding this prestigious competition comes in line with our desire to implement the instructions of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to promote education in Bahrain through inspiring our youth’s innovation and creativity as well as support their efforts in serving our society. Our aim is to lend a helping hand to them and encourage their talents so they can be contributors to the programs introduced by the government under the leadership of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince Prime Minister, to deliver Bah- rain Economic Vision 2030.”

HH Shaikh Khalid added: “We are happy to see the extraordinary participation in the 3rd edition despite the ongoing exceptional circumstances because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue supporting the educational outcomes in the Kingdom in order to enable the next generations to benefit from advanced learning techniques and promote their capabilities.”

The third place was won by Ms Shaima Shawqi Al Meer, Space Data Analyst at the NSSA, along with her team consisting of Engineer Saghra Hassan and student Saba Al-Ansari from Hidd Secondary School for Girls with their project “Bahrain AQ”.

The overall project objective is to improve air quality in the Kingdom of Bahrain through agriculture, specifically choosing tree species with characteristics that suit the environment of the Kingdom to contribute to achieving the desired goal.

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