Webinar Held To Examine Impact Of AI On Education
Eminent Pakistani universities participated in a webinar hosted by IMAGINE to discuss education with ethical AI.
Leading academics from 11 eminent Pakistani universities participated in a webinar on Wednesday hosted by IMAGINE, the Institute of Futures Studies at Iqra University, to discuss education with ethical AI. The purpose of the event was to examine Impact of AI on Higher education in Pakistan and the significance of ethical issues in its creation and application.
According to an Iqra University spokesperson, this webinar to discuss Impact of AI on Higher education featured faculty from 11 different universities, including Iqra University, the University of Karachi, SZABIST, Ziauddin University, IOBM, Habib University, IBA Sukkur, the Federal Urdu University, the Notre Dame Institute of Education, Metropolitan University Karachi, and Aga Khan University.
Professor Dr. Shams Hamid of Iqra University introduced the session and suggested forming a consortium of colleges and universities to create an ethical framework for artificial intelligence in education and research with the aim of promoting human values and dignity and preventing harm and misuse.
Dr. Shah Jamal, an associate professor at Habib University, stressed the value of cooperation between researchers and teachers, saying, “We need forums to exchange ideas and discuss the challenges and concerns arising from the increasing use of AI in education.” Dr. Syeda Rakhshanda Kaukab, an associate professor at Ziauddin University, stressed the importance of empowering faculty and students to use AI for the benefit of society.
The need for higher education institutions to embrace innovation and use AI as a tool to enhance human intelligence in teaching and assessment practises was discussed by Associate Professor and Director of Research at AKU-IED, Dr. Sajid Ali. Dr. Shahida Jabbar, vice chancellor of Metropolitan University Karachi, stressed the significance of universities cooperating with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to create a policy for the application of artificial intelligence in education. The webinar was a successful initiative because it offered insightful commentary.