The Training V: Digital Economy & Emerging Technologies of NetMission Academy was held on February 6, 2020. The working group presented about what is the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, how ethical development of AI is, the difference between IoT and AI which IoT won’t work without AI, because IoT is a place to gather information, while AI acts like a machine that analyzes and decides something related to that information, and both are very closely related to each other. Then the presenter continued the discussion on Blockchain technology which we know that most of the world of cryptocurrency technology such as Bitcoin relies on database forms with the advantage of being able to track large and secure transaction volumes. The technology used by many digital currencies is Blockchain. To bo honest, I am very interested in this topic, about technology in the present and how current technology greatly affects our daily lives.
The case study raised by the working group according to current conditions, how technology (such as AI, IoT, Robotics) affects work especially its impact on employment. Will the work be dominated and replaced by automation in the future? Will it be difficult to find a job in the future? The effects of technology have an impact on changing skills and the existence of new business models. The presenter also discussed anticipated trends, including the emphasis on soft skills, the rise of the “gig economy” workers, lifelong learning, and last but not least education and skills, where the goal is to prepare people, build competitive markets, and create new social contracts.
After the presentation, we moved into a break-out group session with the guest speakers to discuss policy questions that had been made by the working group. The guest speakers on that day were Mr. Arthur Gwagwa, Hon. Charles Mok, JP, and Dr. Yik Chan Chin.
I was in Dr. Chan group. The moderator then started the discussion with the question “What is the future of” human work “? How should we deal with job obsolescence?” and this discussion continued in the main room, and I was responded, as we know that in the future, automation will occur so rapidly and widely, that many or most workers – and certainly the young – must repeatedly retool themselves for new work over their life courses. The best-known proponent of this view argues that we have entered the “age of acceleration”. Edmon also said that based on his experience working for 20 years doing the same job and probably won’t happen in the future, whether you thought the policy will change or not for you in the future.
Next agenda, Dr. Chan our guest speaker presented a topic about the Ethical principle of AI. Also mentioned by Dr. Chanregarding the principles of the development and deployment of solutions supported by AI including privacy and security, transparency, justice, reliability, inclusiveness, and accountability. There are 3 main conclusions from Dr. Chan:
• Broad agreement on the need to move from high-level principles to practical implementation.
• Broad consensus on the importance of public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder approaches to AI policy
• Multi-stakeholder engagement, inter-disciplinary, and global participation are key to tackle global issues on AI
I really enjoyed every training from NetMission, certainly increasing my knowledge and broadening my views on new things, can’t wait for the next training! Thank you NetMission!
About the writer
Ibni Inggrianti (NetMission Ambassador of class 2019/20, Indonesia)
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering, Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani