The Pakistani government and IT Minister plan to train 150,000 AI experts in the next five years. The program will be divided into two parts: 100,000 AI graduates will be trained in collaboration with academia, and the remaining 50,000 AI graduates will be trained through support from the IT industry.
The IT Minister, Syed Amin-ul-Hauqe, believes that this program will prepare Pakistan for the challenges. The AI technology will bring with it. He also believes that it will create a lot of job opportunities in the field of AI. It attracts both domestic and international investment into the country.
The government aims to provide an enabling environment of trust where AI technology can be developed and implemented locally. They also believe that Pakistan should aim to get its share of the global AI market, which is expected to hit the US$ 1 trillion mark by 2030.
The IT Ministry is currently setting up a policy committee that will include AI experts. This committee will work towards formulating the latest requirements and challenges being brought up in the AI industry.
Overall, the Pakistani government is taking a proactive approach to the development of AI technology. They believe that AI has the potential to transform Pakistan’s economy and society. They are committed to providing the necessary resources to make this happen.