ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that knowledge-economy is a pre-requisite to the comprehensive development of Pakistan for which we must provide distant learning to our populace who could not afford formal education and ensure its high quality.
Talking to the Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Wednesday, the president said that incorporating Information Technology (IT) is of paramount importance for sustainable economic development of a Country in today’s tech-driven world.
The president said that socio-economic development is deeply linked with the advancements in IT sector, making it all the more important for a developing country like Pakistan.
President Arif Alvi said that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to unleash the next wave of digital disruption, as already seen in real-life benefits for early adopting firms, making it more urgent than ever for all to accelerate their digital transformations. He said that AI promises benefits as well as posed urgent challenges that cut across firms, developers, governments, and workers.
Therefore, we must prepare ourselves to reap the benefits of AI and minimize its perils, he said.
Dr Arif Alvi said that there is also need to grapple with emerging ethical, legal and regulatory challenges that could otherwise holdback AI.
The Secretary Information Technology and Telecom Shoaib Siddiqui and Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman were also present in the meeting.