Universities should work out a road map for future-ready J&K: Dr Mehta – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

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    Excelsior Correspondent

    Srinagar, July 18: At a two-day workshop hosted by J&K Planning, Development and Monitoring Department for Government and Academia, Dr. I emphasized the fact that there was absolutely no room. Adopt technological advances such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the metaverse.
    The Executive Director urged the scholars and officials involved to understand that the future will be driven entirely by those who embrace change. He said there was a stark contrast between the “technical” and the “non-technical”, with the latter’s technological superiority likely to be a major driver. He called on UT’s universities to create a roadmap for embracing these changes openly and rationally.
    Dr. Mehta said that all aspects of life, including education, learning, administration, entertainment, agriculture, commerce and industry, will be subject to waves of change that are unimaginable today. He reiterated that technology lags are unacceptable and need to be addressed before it’s too late. He pointed out that the birth of tools such as the metaverse, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and even the advent of augmented reality will pose challenges in all aspects of our lives. He added that if we were caught unprepared, we would suffer.
    He argued that the planning needs to include setting short-, medium-, and long-term goals, with departments and agencies rethinking future challenges and corresponding solutions. He warned attendees of challenges such as cryptocurrencies and the darknet criminal world, and urged them to immediately build safeguards against them.
    He pointed out that J&K is demonstrating its ability to leap into a brighter future and unwind its shackles. In the IT space, he said, UT has done a commendable job over the past year and a half, and the momentum has led to a happier community that excels in all areas of life.
    Mr. Anurag Goel, Former Secretary of the Ministry of Enterprises of GoI, who participated as a workshop expert, outlined the structure and process of the workshop. He praised the Jammu and Kashmir government for achieving remarkable milestones over the past few years.
    In his presentation, Mr. Goel highlighted the different kinds of advances that have taken place around the world in science and technology. He encouraged everyone to foresee the future and prepare for it. He said it is very difficult to predict near-term challenges.
    He showed a series of educational videos and presentations to inform audiences of the fact that the future will be driven by those who master data and digital technology. He emphasized having its own version of artificial intelligence that best meets India’s needs and expectations.
    He also elaborated on the future concept of education and educational institutions with the emergence of concepts such as personalized learning, prompt engineer, etc. He specializes in bioengineering, quantum computing, mixed reality, cloud computing, IoT, robotics and nanotechnology. He called for having “strategic foresight” to realize a “favorable future” decades from now.

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