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DTI: PH can become artificial intelligence powerhouse
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:28:06 PM »
DTI: PH can become artificial intelligence powerhouse
By / |April 10,2019 - 11:40 AM

Instead of fearing artificial intelligence (AI), a supposed threat to the country’s thriving business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, the Philippines can position itself as a global AI hub, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said.

In a recent chance interview, Lopez said the Department of Trade and Industry would soon launch an initiative to train the country’s IT and engineering graduates to create AI solutions for the global marketplace.

Lopez said the government could team up with successful Filipino technopreneur Dado Banatao to upgrade the skills of the country’s IT, science and engineering graduates.

The Philippines produces about 100,000 science and engineering graduates every year “but they will have to be trained in fast computing which is the expertise of Dado (Banatao),” Lopez said.

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Banatao is the founder of PhilDev Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates to eradicate poverty through the benefits of science and technology.

Lopez said Banatao’s local office, Wave Computing, which is developing the AI Center of Excellence in the Philippines, could also be the government’s partner in unlocking the country’s potential.

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