The Minister of Schooling, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has mentioned regardless of challenges related to Synthetic Intelligence (AI), there was the pressing must harness the power in direction of the nation’s socio-economic improvement.
He mentioned the nation ought to take into account investing in AI to have the ability to make the most of the rising AI revolution, at the moment sweeping throughout the globe.
Dr Adutwum disclosed this in Accra yesterday, when he opened a day’s coaching workshop on AI, organised by the College of Atmosphere and Sustainable Improvement (UESD) in collaboration with the Yonsel College of South Korea.
The occasion was on the theme: ‘AI, ICT, and the Way forward for Schooling in Ghana 2024,’ and was attended by teachers, academics, college students and different stakeholders within the schooling sector.
The minister famous that AI, as an Info Communication Expertise (ICT) software, was embedded with quite a few alternatives and benefits.
He, nonetheless, cautioned that the disadvantages related to the usage of AI required that the nation moved forward of the curve with a view to maximise it use.
“AI is usually a studying software…, in addition to what I name a software to be realized. Should you take a look at the world financial discussion board and the projection it’s making, we’re going to lose 85 million jobs by the following few years and throughout the similar interval, 97million jobs are going to be created via AI,” he emphasised.
Dr Adutwum mentioned universities providing ICT programs should align their programmes to fulfill the altering section of ICT schooling of which AI was essential.
He famous that finding out of ICT within the nation’s universities was instrumental in modernising academic apply, providing college students and college entry to a wealth of digital analysis.
To this finish, Dr Adutwum mentioned AI was more and more being built-in into tutorial curricula to arrange college students for the calls for of the digital age, whereas including analysis endeavours by automating information evaluation, accelerating the invention course of and contributing to development in varied fields.
He mentioned authorities had prioritised AI and ICT via quite a lot of interventions to make sure that college students conformed to future requirements.
These interventions, he defined included the development of Science, Expertise, Engineering and Arithmetic (STEM) faculties in all ten areas along with centres throughout current faculties.
Along with these, the minister mentioned authorities was remodeling the educational atmosphere on the junior highschool stage by establishing fashionable and match for function college buildings throughout the nation.
On his half, a Professor at Yonsei College, Jan Saeng Kim, mentioned the collaboration between the 2 universities was to discover alternatives throughout the AI house in Ghana, for improvement.
He mentioned AI had grow to be a key characteristic with its impression on studying outcomes being monumental.
Prof. Kim mentioned that his nation was prepared to associate with varied stakeholders within the schooling sector for the event of AI.