Industrial sectors should prepare for challenges of emerging technologies: President Alvi.


ISLAMABAD -- President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and internet of things (IoTs) are poised to unleash the next wave of digital disruption and industrial sectors should prepare for it, media reported.

Chairing a meeting of the task force on emerging technologies at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President Alvi said that next decade in Pakistan would be the decade of ICT revolution based on a futuristic telecom infrastructure, for which Pakistan must have necessary ingredients as the infrastructure, a great number of educated youth in IT and Telecom and a population willing to adapt to new technologies.

In a statement, he emphasized that digitization of government, including digital identification machines and voting technology, holds special significance.

Furthermore, cyber tools and apps must also be incorporated in education, health and population planning, biotechnology, security, he said.

President Alvi said that dynamically evolving information and communication technologies (ICTs) were playing a key role towards digital transformation and had crossed sectoral significance in terms of fourth industrial revolution.

The president highlighted that digitally-enabled transformation had many components, one of which was to continue to invest in the...

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