National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) was inaugurated at the main campus of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) on 16th of March, 2018. NCAI is the latest technological initiative of Government of Pakistan under the government's Vision 2025. The center is designed to become the leading hub of innovation, scientific research, knowledge transfer to the local economy, and training in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its closely affiliated fields. The central aim of NCAI is to facilitate the researchers in the field of AI; help them establish and grow AI industry following international trends and seek solutions to the indigenous problems through AI.
The labs and their respective Principal Investigators have been selected through a competitive evaluation and rigorous selection process carried out by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Planning Commission of Pakistan. Currently, 6 universities from different cities have been selected to work with NCAI. At NED University, two labs are working under NCAI.