President of Pakistan Dr Alvi recently launch an educational program in December 2018. The program is known as Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence & computing (PIAIC). This program will bring a lot of business in Pakistan. According to experts this program is considered to be the 4th industrial revolution in Pakistan. The first headquarter is based in Karachi near PECHS. The government will soon develop other training centres in other parts of Pakistan. This program is designed for both experts and beginners.
The eligibility criteria is based on the level of education without any age limit. Anyone who had completed his bachelors degree in any mean will be eligible to be enrolled for 1 year program after passing his entry exam. All the undergraduates are encourage to apply for 3 and 6 months program. According to the sources classes will be held on Sunday though official announcement is still to be published.
The programs that will be offered are
- Artificial Intelligence: the structure of this program is based on the four quarters in machine learning, deep learning and data science. The duration of this program is 1 year.
- Cloud-Native: as the technology is getting upgraded day by day so with the help of this program students will be able to learn from basic to the latest technology. The course duration is 1 year.
- Blockchain Specialist: This course is specially design to meet the requirement of the industry. Blockchain development course will help students to develop their skills in crypto currencies, bitcoin and other internet currencies. Duration of this course is one year.
Benefits of the Program
After completing 1 years program successful students will be awarded certificate of higher education board of Pakistan which will be recognised all over the world. After completing this program student will be eligible to pass the Microsoft certified test.
Through this program the unemployment ratio will decrease and students would get opportunity to work for foreign multi-national companies from Pakistan. The basic reason to launch this program is to empower youth and meet the requirements of International market.
Its a great step taken by the government of Pakistan as in future through this program Pakistan economy will eventually grow and it is said that in future Pakistan will become a global hub for data science, AI, cloud computing, blockchain and internet things.