The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has released a draft of its Artificial Intelligence Policy.
According to the sources, Information Technology Minister Syed Amin-ul-Haque has approved the first draft of the Artificial Intelligence Policy.
The initial outline was drafted by ministry officials and specialists. The purpose of this proposal is to facilitate the growth and adoption of the Artificial Intelligence industry in Pakistan for the good of the economy.
In addition, it has been determined that the first AI draft will be uploaded to the ministry’s websites so that other officials can gain access to the details and insights. Additionally, the general public can view the preliminary draft and provide feedback.
The feedback will be solicited from the general population and all interested parties. It will aid in providing a clear and transparent picture, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded policy that addresses the requirements of the nation’s artificial intelligence industry.
Previously, the minister of planning emphasised the significance of artificial intelligence for progress in the distant future, stating that “it would bring “transformative changes” to the disciplines of economy, education, and government.
By investing in and implementing AI, Pakistan will unleash growth and development opportunities and improve the lives of its youth.
The initiative to encourage and enlighten young people about advanced technology will contribute to the formation of a prosperous future. According to ministry officials, the development of the AI industry requires encouraging young people to enrol in courses in Machine Learning, Data Science, Robotics, and other related subjects. This will undoubtedly aid in the development of a robust Pakistan, and our children and adolescents will be equipped to deal with future developments.
In addition, the policy will include measures to encourage educational institutions to provide these courses. As a result, it will foster a skilled workforce in the AI industry and encourage private sector investment in the field.
As we all know, AI is swiftly tearing down old barriers and bringing technological advancements.
Therefore, a national AI policy is essential for Pakistan to secure its economic future by identifying new development avenues. Indeed, all main facets of national power, including the economy, military, and security, are dependent on technological progress.
In addition, all politicians and policymakers are attempting to implement AI in nearly every field. AI is becoming a pillar of the future dynamics of international security requirements and strategic shifts. To meet future challenges, it is crucial to implement AI policy.
According to a recent report, the global GDP could increase by as much as 14% by 2030 as a result of AI’s rapid development.
In contrast, the Pakistani government must be time-conscious, as Pakistan is already experiencing an economic crisis due to its failure to enter the industrial and informational eras.
AI has become indispensable for all tasks, including self-driving vehicles.