Technology for People Initiative (TPI) at the LUMS on Wednesday where William Fitzgerald, Google’s Public Policy and Govt Affairs senior analyst said, “A MoU has been signed with the Punjab Govt which will bring street views of some regions in the province. Google is committed to helping Pakistan progress.”
Under the umbrella of LUMS Research Initiative on Internet and Society, which was launched last week, the TPI is a joint venture between LUMS and GOogle. According to Fitzgerald, TPI has received Rs. 10 million funding from Google.
LUMS School of Science & Engineering Dean Dr. Sohail Qureshi said he was looking forward to the partnership with LUMS.
VC LUMS, Dr. Adil Najam said, “We want to talk about innovation and how we can make it real for Pakistan. ” He said technology had empowered people by bridging physical distances and connecting them digitally. Dr. Najam said in collaboration with Google, LUMS hoped to connect people and make innovation relevant to society.