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Pakistani scholars are among the winners of Facebook’s ‘Ethics in AI’ research awards

KARACHI: Facebook has announced the winners of the Ethics in AI Research initiative for the Asia Pacific, including Pakistani scholars.

The initiative aims to provide support for formal basic research and concepts in the field of ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).

The winners include people from nine different countries, including Junaid Qadir, a professor at the University of Information Technology (ITU) in Punjab, along with an investigator from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. Amana rivals are also included.

In December 2019, Facebook applied to the Center for Civil Society and Governance of the University of Hong Kong and the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) of the University of Hong Kong for assistance in AI Ethics in the Asia Pacific. Shared by launching FP).

The proposals were available to active and registered educational institutions, think tanks, and research institutes across the Asia Pacific.

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He said that he believes that open partnership with the community should be aware of research in the field of artificial intelligence, which is why he is keenly interested in providing support to autonomous educational institutions in APAC. ”

Junaid Qadir, Principal Investigator (PI) of the project, said, “We are very happy to receive this grant and look forward to the launch of this project. There is ample opportunity for artificial intelligence to facilitate sustainable human development goals, but there are also major concerns about its misuse. Through this work, the rules of culturally aware, socially friendly artificial intelligence will be introduced to Pakistan and the Muslim world. In this regard, the study of contemporary issues related to artificial intelligence will be benefited by working on the excellent Islamic legal tradition and the objectives of Islamic law. ”

Junaid Qadir has been a Professor at the University of Information Technology, Lahore since April 2020, and has also been the Chairperson of the Department of Electrical Engineering since January 2019.

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