- Pakistan swung at the status of a regional hub in this sector
- National AI Development Centers to be established in four provinces and the capital
- The authorities will also oblige some civil servants to take training courses.
- Thus, the government expects to stimulate the economy
Last week, the government of Pakistan published provisions “National AI Policy“. Among other things, the authorities plan to train 10 lakhs (denoting 100 thousand) people in this direction until 2027 to stimulate the economy.
This policy covers a period of five years. In it, the Ministry of Information Technology of Pakistan lists 15 major goals for the country for this period.
It is assumed that the training of new personnel and the integration of innovative solutions in the field of AI will stimulate the following sectors: agriculture, education, healthcare and the financial system.
At the same time, only 10% of the total number of IT specialists can work with AI. To solve this problem, the Pakistani authorities plan to significantly expand educational programs:
In particular, this involves the establishment of National AI Development Centers in four provinces. Civil servants (grades 12 to 22) will also be trained to work with new technologies.
It also follows from the published strategy that Pakistan plans to become a regional hub in the field of AI. It is noteworthy that before that, cryptocurrencies were actually completely banned in the country. Amazing electoral politics.