During a meeting with a delegation led by Minister for Information Technology & Telecom Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and consisting of Dr Atta ur Rehman and Secretary Information Technology & Telecom Shoaib Siddiqui on Wednesday, President Dr Arif Alvi said socio-economic development was deeply linked with the advancements in information technology (IT) sector, making it all the more important for a developing country like Pakistan.
The president said that artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to trigger the next wave of digital disruption, as evidenced by the benefits of real life, making it more urgent than ever to accelerate digital transformation for all.
He noted that artificial intelligence (AI) was promising benefits and posing urgent challenges for companies, developers, governments and workers.
“We must, therefore, prepare ourselves to reap the benefits of AI and minimize its perils,” he advised.
He added that it is also necessary to address new ethical, legal and regulatory challenges that might otherwise prevent AI.
The president said that the integration of information technology is of paramount importance for the sustainable economic development of a country in today’s tech-driven world.
The knowledge economy is a prerequisite for the general development of Pakistan, for which they must provide distance education to their people who cannot afford formal education and guarantee its quality, he said.
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17 November, 2019