ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has said that 100,000 graduates will be given Artificial Intelligence (AI) training in next five years in collaboration with the academia.
In a statement regarding the introduction of first National Artificial Intelligence Policy in Pakistan, the minister said that draft of National Artificial Intelligence Policy has been uploaded on the website of Ministry of IT & Telecom, adding that the draft is open for suggestions from masses including civil society, experts and relevant industry, and local and international institutions by June 15, 2023 after which it will be finalized in the light of suggestions.
Syed Amin Ul Haque said that the Ministry of IT is going to set up a Policy Committee comprising industry, academia and AI experts which will give proposals to tackle different challenges regarding Artificial Intelligence. He said that this AI Policy will be helpful for protecting data.
The IT minister further said that the Artificial Intelligence use and its promotion in the Country is the need of the hour. He said that Pakistan has to progress in multiple fields in order to moving alongside the digital world.
The minister said that both foreign and local investors will be encouraged to invest in AI research & development. He said that modern technology will be helpful in the development of local industries.