Pakistani government to train 150,000 AI experts in the next 5 years

This decision has been made following an increase in a worldwide interest in the AI industry. 

In a good news for IT experts, the Pakistani government is planning to train 150,000 Artificial Intelligence (AI) professionals in the next half decade.

According to IT Minister, Syed Amin-ul-Haque, the IT Ministry will train as much as 100,000 AI graduates in partnership with academia. Another 50,000 people will be trained in collaboration with the IT industry. This decision has been made following an increase in a worldwide interest in the AI industry.

Govt to train 150,000 AI experts

In his statement, Minister Amin-ul-Haque said that the projects of national interest like these will give Pakistan the ability to deal with challenges that the AI technology will bring in itself, once it becomes more mainstream.

Further adding to this, he remarked that in a few years, there will be a lot job opportunities in the field of AI. Many local industries will be incorporating modern technologies into their working to speed up their workflow and enhance productivity. With more individuals making their mark in the AI industry, the country will also receive domestic and international investment. This will enable correct and ethical use of AI technology in the country.

The government is looking to create an enabling environment in of trust, where AI technology can be implemented and developed locally and easily. It is important to mention here that the global AI market is expected to hit as much as $1 trillion by 2030, and Pakistan needs to ensure it makes use of this drastic increase.

Currently, the IT Ministry is working on setting up a policy committee consisting of AI experts that will work to formulate the latest requirements and challenges being brought up in the AI industry.

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