Artificial Intelligence will drastically change the classrooms and teaching methods in future. It will make education more interactive and interesting, said Dr Ravi Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Elets Technomedia and Editor-in-chief of a group of magazines published Elets ( eGov, Digital Learning, eHealth and the Banking & Finance Post) at the recently organised two-day long Digital Economy Conference 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
In the summit, Dr Gupta emphasized on several pivotal points such as the impact of AI across the globe, AI’s role in terms of employment generation, AI and its significance in transforming education and teaching techniques and vitality of reskilling and upskill.
Dr Gupta was moderating a session titled, “In the era of AI: New agenda for education & Labour”. Other eminent dignitaries namely Dr Gregory G. Curtin, CEO, CivicConnect and member of Future of Urban Development Advisory Board, World Economic Forum, Prof. Ahmed Bounfour Chair Professor, European Chair on Intangibles, Paris-Sud University and Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen Fellow, Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance, United Nations University.
While Dr Curtin from World Economic Forum explained the scenario of future jobs and the role of foundational skills in promoting employment, Prof. Ahmed Bounfour Chair Professor, European Chair on Intangibles, Paris-Sud University on, “How will digital transformation impact societies, jobs and competency profiles?”.
Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen Fellow, Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance, United Nations University, on the other hand, spoke on, “The Impact of Digital Transformation on Education and Labour.”
The first Arab Digital Economy Conference started on December 16 in Abu Dhabi under the support of Sheikh Mohamed bin Ziyad al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s armed forces.
Ali el Khoury, Chairman, Arab Federation for the Digital Economy and an adviser to the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) said that the two-day conference would be a turning point in developing the digital economy.