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Advanced skills required in modern economy to alleviate poverty: president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday said education was mandatory for alleviating poverty as advanced skills would be required in the modern economy.

Addressing a ceremony titled “Artificial Intelligence and Computing” in Karachi, he said fourth industrial revolution was coming in which machines will replace many jobs of humans.

The president said components of fourth industrial revolution were enormous computing power, sensors and other sophisticated technologies. Dr Arif Alvi said people were earning their living while sitting thousands of miles away from their workplaces by using artificial intelligence.

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In a statement in October, Arif Alvi underscored the need to focus on promoting research and technology-based knowledge among the students to enable Pakistan to join the ranks of advanced countries.

He emphasised that promotion of education was the top priority of the government.

He said universities had an important role in the human resource development, which ultimately contributed toward economic progress of the country.

The president said culture of research and development should be promoted in higher educational institution. He emphasised that promotion of education was among the priority of the government.

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