“[AI] is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity.”
AI oracle and venture capitalist Dr Kai-Fu Lee, 2018
In today’s world, technology is driving societal change. Machines are here to help and empower humans which means Artificial Intelligence is essentially changing the way we live our lives. Artificial Intelligence is impacting the future of virtually every industry and every human being and has acted as the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT, and it will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future.
There are many types of AI technologies, including machine learning, in which machines can observe, analyze and learn from data and mistakes, just like the human mind. This technology is influencing consumer products and has led to significant breakthroughs in healthcare, manufacturing, finance and retail.
AI is developing and gaining more popularity; however, many businesses still can’t find their way with this “new” future technology. Why? There are a number of reasons a company may fear AI implementation. The most highlighted reason is lack of skilled people. In Pakistan, this serves as a major barrier for AI implementation across industries. In order to keep pace with the ever-changing world economy, we need to embrace this technology and ensure the transition to change. To fulfill this purpose, all stakeholders, including researchers, developers, industry experts, and students need to collaborate, so as to shape the future of AI in the country.
In line with this vision, US-based community group named Pie & AI by deeplearning.ai launched its first meetup in Islamabad, at the National Incubation Centre, on the 7th of Feb 2020. Pie & AI aims to bring together the global AI community, through various events, including talks by AI gurus across the world, thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities with fellow learners and hands-on project practice.
The community group Pie & AI, Islamabad invited industry experts for a panel discussion on “AI and Future of the World”. We talked about the current boom and wave of Artificial Intelligence across multiple industries, the AI implications on society and economy, and how these are expected to accelerate as AI progresses in future. The key challenges with respect to AI implementation in Pakistan were also discussed, and recommendations for collaboration were put forward.
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