Friday, July 1, 2022

Pakistan to introduce national Artificial Intelligence Policy soon


Izaan Zubair
Technology writer @ WNObserver

Cyber security is the first important pillar of digital policy 2021 of IT Ministry. Digital transformation of Pakistan corresponds with Cyber Security.

Pakistan’s first cyber security policy is approved by Federal cabinet this year. Government is fully committed on introducing National Artificial Intelligence Policy soon. These views were expressed by the Federal Minister IT and TeleCommunication Syed Aminul Haq while addressing BlockChain Conference on Saturday, organized by IR Next.

Highlighting importance of IT in economic development, federal minister Aminul Haq said that a leader is one who envisions future requirements of the nations. IT Ministry had been on the path of landmark steps to make Pakistan digital. The Federal Cabinet had already been made paperless by shifting work to tablets and android cell phones.

The governance of Parliament would also be made paperless by this government, he added.

While bridging gap between academia and industry, He urged on the close cooperation among academia, industry and IT Ministry in introducing emerging technologies in Pakistan.

IT minister said that the gap between academia and industry needs to narrow down and IT academicians must start supervising industrial projects through agreement between industries and universities, he added.

Federal Minister expressed readiness of IT Ministry to work with industry and academia through trialateral agreement and bring up the recommendations of a committee on data protection, cyber security and collaborative modus operandi before the cabinet.

He said that IT Ministry is committed to equip the 60% young population of Pakistan with IT expertise by providing 3G and 4G services especially in the remotest areas of Pakistan which are far away from urban centers.

Panelists from Europe, America and Middle East were also engaged besides the panelists of Pakistan’s universities. The panelists exchanged views and experiences on BlockChain technology.

Chairman IR-Next Dr. Khalid thanked Federal Minister Syed Aminul Haq for taking landmark.

IR-Next is a solution provider organisation working on BlockChain, IOT and Artificial Intelligence with public and private sector.

Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system.

A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain.

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