2 Pakistanis selected for Facebook’s artificial intelligence promotion project

The project aims to use artificial intelligence to promote ethics. Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site , has also selected two Pakistani experts for its announced funding project for a project to promote artificial intelligence in the Asian region.

Facebook has teamed up with the University of Hong Kong’s Center for Civil Society and Governance and the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) to support Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics in the Asian region. Will work Facebook launched the project in December last year, with the support of active and registered educational institutions, think tanks and research institutes in several Asian countries. To pursue the same project and promote the artificial intelligence of artificial intelligence in the Asian region, Facebook has selected technologists from 9 countries in the region, including Pakistan, as Principal Investigators (PIs) and selected individuals. Will provide funds.

Two Pakistani experts are also among the principal investigators from nine countries in the Asian region selected by Facebook. According to a statement issued by Facebook, Professor Junaid Qadir of Punjab University of Information Technology (ITU) and Amana Raqib of Sindh Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi are also from Pakistan. Both Pakistani experts will assist Facebook’s Asian team in the ethical promotion and research of artificial intelligence in the region. Also read: Artificial intelligence revolution or total destruction? According to Raina Yong, the project’s head of privacy and data policy, the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence are making a big difference in society, but at the same time, there are a variety of ethical questions and fees. The book will look at such questions.

Junaid Qadir, the principal investigator selected for the project, expressed happiness at being selected by Facebook and said the selection of the two Pakistani experts was important for the country. On the occasion of his election, he said that while there is ample opportunity for artificial intelligence to facilitate sustainable human development goals, there is also great potential for its misuse and the aim of this project is to help the Muslim Ummah including Pakistan with the help of artificial intelligence. I have to find a solution to the problems I face.

Junaid Qadir has been active as a Professor at the University of Information Technology, Lahore since April 2020, while he has also been serving as the Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering since January 2019. He completed his PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2008 and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore in 2000.

Amana Raqib completed her PhD in Religious Philosophy and Ethics with distinction from the University of Queensland, Australia. She previously graduated in Philosophy from Karachi University with a book, Islamic Ethics of Technology.