The previous government in Pakistan, with its vision 2025, had envisioned embarking on the quest of finding and achieving the potential of artificial intelligence in Pakistan.
As part of this a project, spanning on three years, was launched, costing about 1.1 billion rupees. Under the shadow of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) nine labs are to be established throughout the country.
In view of this, two labs are developed at NUST for Intelligent Robotics and Deep Learning, two at NED UET Karachi on Smart City and Neuro-computation, one at the CIIT to work on medical imaging and diagnostics, one at UET Lahore on Intelligent Criminology and one at Punjab University of computational modeling.
National Center of artificial intelligence was launched back in March 2018.