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First AI national caravan launch in SU, hundreds of Sillimanians attend


by Francis Pabiania | News Writer

 

Hundreds of Sillimanians attended the 1st Philippine Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Caravan held at the Luce Auditorium, July 9.

Asian Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI) , a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner launched the caravan in Silliman University before it will be in other 100 universities and colleges nationwide.

The caravan aims to introduce the trends in technology and how the various schools can bridge the gap in providing talent that are capable of meeting industry’s needs today.

It was facilitated by the College of Business Administration together with AI, East West Educational Specialist and in partnership with Microsoft, Informatica, Questronix, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

“I’m just glad that a lot of students attended the event… I’m also thankful to the college for providing us with this event and adding to our student-learning outside the classroom,” said CBA Governor Reine Marguerite Limpao.

According to the CBA facebook page, caravan aims to provide participants with skills, knowledge or related informations, ethics to industry demands, values and development.

Implementation, skills and competencies in Emerging Technologies in different industries were among that were discussed in the event.

Limpao said that today’s business is in need to adapt technological advancements including Artificial Intelligence, cloud, and blockchain, to stay efficient and effective when it comes to customer satisfaction
and fulfilment.

“If machines do all the work, the need for a human workforce would lessen, thus decreasing the job possibilities of people,” Limpao added.

The said event were also attended by the COO of AI, Karla Lim; Microsoft’s Education
Channel Manager Paolo Balinas and President/CEO of East West International Educational Specialists,
Dennis Layug.

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