Envision the Future 2021 Winners

Story Highlights

  • For the past 6 years, Dell Technologies has offered a platform to highlight the talents across the MERAT region and encouraged undergraduates to express innovation and maximize the use of AI, IoT, Multi-cloud and many more technological tools for their graduation projects.
  • “Envision the Future” is accompanied by Dell Technologies’ tools and expertise to better the lives of people and the planet equally
  • Dell Technologies is pleased to announce the 3 winners of its annual competition, “Envision the Future”.

Dell Technologies is pleased to announce the 3 winners of its annual competition, “Envision the Future”.

For the past 6 years, Dell Technologies has offered a platform to highlight the talents across the MERAT region and encouraged undergraduates to express innovation and maximize the use of AI, IoT, Multi-cloud and many more technological tools for their graduation projects.

“Envision the Future” is accompanied by Dell Technologies’ tools and expertise to better the lives of people and the planet equally. In response to that, the 2020/2021 competition accentuated on the priority of projects that focus on the use of AI, IoT and Multi-Cloud technologies and develop solutions that benefit essential sectors of our society such as healthcare and education.

1st place winner project ‘Autemo’ from the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait tackles the developmental disabilities that can be experienced as a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The novel application enables the expression of emotions by developing facial, verbal and cognitive skills training in efforts to eliminate social, communication and behavioral deficits.

Team members Fatme Adel Ghaddar, Ayah Salah Beidas and Kousar Mohammad Mohi thought down to every detail and optimized the user-friendly application through the use of autistic-friendly colours and encouraging phrases.

Watch their full presentation here:

2nd place winners Nouran Gooda, Bassant Raafat, Fatma Taysir, Aya Adel and Ro’aa el-Mahdi from Mansoura University in Egypt introduce an agri-tech platform aimed at providing smart solutions for governmental institutions and farm owners.

Through three proposed main services, the application stands out with its satellite imagery that detects land cover change of agricultural areas and an analytics platform for detailed insights.

Learn more about their efforts to solve the food insecurity problem caused by agricultural land cover degradation and plant pests and what technological tools they are including in their app:

‘Alsan’ from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia comes in 3rd place with team members Jumana S Alahwal, Amal Meer and Farah Althinayyan stepping in with an automatic Arabic text proofreading for spelling and grammatical mistakes.

The application, a deep-learning based system, uses state-of-the-art neural machine translation model and focuses on the complex Arabic language to assist native and non-native speakers in writing error-free texts.

An innovative educational tool such as ‘Alsan’ will be the precedent within the Arabic grammatical error correction. Check out their full presentation here to learn more about how you will be guaranteed a well-structured, error-free text for any task:

This year, Dell Technologies will also be offering 20 students direct mentorships, teaching them how to align their ideas and final projects to the latest market trends and technological tools.

Stay tuned for the latest updates!