Wednesday afternoon, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived eSmart Systems at Remmen Business Park in Halden. The Royal Highnesses’ goal for theCrown, Prince, Princess, Norway, eSmart Systems, day, was to learn more about the possibilities that lie within current and future technologies.

Knut H. H. Johansen of eSmart Systems welcomes the Crown Prince and Crown Princess to the Halden-offices.

Having the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess here, was a good experience for several reasons. There is no doubt that they are genuinely interested in the technological development and the IT revolution we are experiencing. They take interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and understand the potential effect this will have on society

Knut H. H. Johansen
CEO of eSmart Systems

Arriving Halden and Remmen Business Park, the Royals were greeted by several children from the local kindergartens before being guided through eSmart Systems’ offices and having lunch with representatives from eSmart Systems, Smart Innovation Norway, Smart Cognition and Halden municipality.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon Magnus
are shown around eSmart Systems’ offices.

Engaging in the IT Revolution

Then, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess were more thoroughly introduced to the IT revolution, AI, machine learning and drone operations – before given the chance to perform a physical task; Coding the drone so that it would recognize one of the attendees from the Royal staff.

During presentations and coding, both the Crown Prince and the Crown princess actively participated in discussions, asking questions and even filming and taking pictures with their private mobile phones.

The Royalty received help in coding from eSmart Systems’
CTO, Davide Roverso.

Read the full article from Smart Innovation Norway here (in Norwegian)

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