National Task Force constituted on AI application for country’s development

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal has formed a 15-member National Task Force (NTF) on Artificial Intelligence (IA) for the country’s National Development.

According to officials, the key objective of the task force is to develop a 10-year roadmap for accelerated adoption of AI in the business, development, governance, education, and healthcare sectors. The NTF force will comprise experts in artificial intelligence as well as representatives from the government and private sectors.

As per details the formation of the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (NTF) in Pakistan is a significant step towards harnessing the potential of this technology for the country’s development. Led by Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal, the 15-member task force aims to create a 10-year roadmap for accelerated adoption of AI in various sectors, including business, development, governance, education, and healthcare.

The NTF includes experts in artificial intelligence, as well as representatives from both government and private sectors. This collaborative approach ensures that the benefits of AI are accessible to all segments of society, while also promoting a unified effort towards harnessing its power.

In a statement Professor Iqbal highlighted the importance of AI for Pakistan’s progress and emphasized its potential to bring transformative changes in the economy, governance, and education. He noted that investing in AI can unlock new opportunities for growth and development, which can ultimately improve the lives of citizens.

The establishment of the NTF is part of the government’s commitment to embracing AI and its potential to transform the country’s economic landscape positively. In 2018, the PML-N government had set up the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence, which was a significant step towards promoting the adoption of this technology in the country.

The minister stressed the crucial role of AI in driving economic growth and development in Pakistan. By integrating AI into governance, healthcare, and education systems, the country can revolutionize these sectors and bring about significant progress. AI has the potential to improve decision-making processes, personalized medical treatments, and enhance learning experiences, offering solutions that were previously unattainable.

In conclusion, the formation of the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence in Pakistan is a significant step towards leveraging the power of AI for the country’s development. By creating a roadmap for its adoption in various sectors, the government can ensure that the benefits of this technology are accessible to all citizens, leading to a more prosperous and equitable society.

Ghulam Abbas
Ghulam Abbas
The writer is a member of the staff at the Islamabad Bureau. He can be reached at [email protected]

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