06 June 2023

Qatar Foundation Organizes Lecture on AI's Future


Doha, June 06 (QNA) - Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) organized a lecture on the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the series of the Education City's lectures in the presence of HE Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani.

CEO of OpenAI - the company that created ChatGPT - Sam Altman told Qatar Foundations Education City Speaker Series that Artificial intelligence can create "immense" positives for the world and will be an "incredibly powerful" system that can solve the biggest problems facing societies, including addressing climate change, providing education, and eradicating disease.

He shed light on various aspects of Artificial intelligence (AI), such as its role in education, its risks, the inequity of AI technology among developing and developed countries, and expert predictions for what AI will mean for the world in the future.

One audience question spotlighted the issue of fear of change and job losses through AI, with Altman responding: "I think we're going to manage to get to the other side - we have to - but this is going to be a dramatic change.

"In this next decade, we are going to live through history in a way that we haven't done in this world. The socio-economic contract is going to change a lot. There is fear, for sure, but it is up to us to figure out how to do good.

"With this technology, there is going to be economic impact - that's unavoidable. Over time, I think AI will automate more and more jobs; I'm pretty sure that in most of the categories, humans will just operate at a higher level and quality. We've seen this with previous technology - computers, for example. And it has been seen that, for the most part, people have been able to just do more and better. I think that is what will happen with AI."



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