Princess Sumaya University for Technology hosts artificial intelligence expert Joe Ayoub

Jun 25, 2023

Princess Sumaya University for Technology, in a panel discussion on "Uncovering Opportunities and Threats in the Development of Artificial Intelligence," hosted Mr. Joe Ayoub, a Jordanian entrepreneur specializing in the field of artificial intelligence based in Silicon Valley, California. The discussion was moderated by Mohannad  Tasalaq, co-founder and CEO of Mixed Dimension, a company specialized in virtual world applications.

The panel session was attended by the President of the University, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Bassam Hammo, members of the University's Council of Deans, university professors, employees, and students interested in artificial intelligence and its applications.

Ayoub highlighted his experience and expertise in the field of artificial intelligence, unveiling the unprecedented opportunities it presents. He also addressed the ethical considerations and potential risks associated with the development of artificial intelligence, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of this technology.

Ayoub stated that this development will encompass various fields, notably including education and scientific research, urban planning and smart infrastructure, enhanced healthcare, sustainable agriculture, natural disaster management, traffic management, and the automation of certain job tasks. The risks and challenges will involve privacy and ethical concerns such as bias, fairness, transparency, and accountability, employment and workforce disruption, as well as data manipulation.

Ayoub emphasized that upholding privacy and ensuring data protection necessitates the implementation of global governance mechanisms. To avoid bias and promote fairness and inclusion, it is imperative to establish controls that strike a balance through continuous monitoring and assessment, fostering international cooperation and dialogue, defining ethical frameworks and standards, coordinating policies, bridging skill gaps, and ensuring workforce readiness.

The panel session witnessed wide engagement from the attendees, including questions and inquiries concerning the practical and societal utilization of artificial intelligence and how to keep pace with these advancements.

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