The rapidly changing world is fueled by the advent of emerging technologies like AI, 5G connectivity, cloud etc. Therefore, there is an urgent need to build the capacity of public sector leaders so that they can effectively participate in digital transformation.
The Commonwealth Secretariat and Intel, an American company specializing in the manufacture of microprocessors, on Friday, March 24, launched a digital learning platform that will help officials from 56 Commonwealth member states, including 21 African countries, understand and use emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI).
The programme, titled “Digital Readiness for Public Sector Leaders”, aims to demystify AI among senior Commonwealth officials and raise awareness of its potential applications in various sectors, according to a press release issued by the organisation.
The Right Honorable Patricia Scotland (pictured), Commonwealth Secretary-General, made the announcement at the Commonwealth Headquarters in London. It is a new milestone that the Commonwealth has developed for its member states in close collaboration with Intel. It provides a unique opportunity for public sector employees and leaders in member states to train in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and machine learning. “.
In recent years, governments have pushed for a national digital transformation to improve services for citizens and maintain competitiveness by appropriately designing and deploying technology solutions. However, any digital transformation requires leadership training and according to Gartner’s report, “Transitioning to Digital Government in 2022”, 80% of public sector leaders say they are lagging behind the private sector.
Therefore, the new program will help governments develop strategies, scalable solutions and action plans for digital transformation in their communities. It covers topics such as digital governance, technology, infrastructure and inclusion.
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