AI: The tech revolution PHL must face squarely

Whether the Filipinos like it, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, robotics and machine-to-machine learning, among others, are here and the Philippines must brace for the impact of these developments. In a news briefing during the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on July 12, Dr. Raymond Girard Tan, vice chancellor for research and innovation of De La Salle University, pointed out that the country must equip its citizens with the knowledge and tools to handle the challenges of these technological developments. “It is a technological revolution we need to face. For example, in many parts of the world people are talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution figuring out how the Internet can change the way we do business,” Tan said. “I think it is going to be a serious trend. I think professionals in the future or next generation have to prepare for this challenge,” Tan added. As far as De La Salle University is concerned, Tan said it is currently working double time to revamp its curriculum to cope with the changes in the technological landscape. “We want our students to keep pace with these changes so their skills will remain relevant,” Tan pointed…

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