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AI ‘can replace jobs but create new lines of professions’

KUWAIT: Artificial Intelligence (AI) could potentially replace many jobs but create new lines of work such as prompt engineering, which is a totally new discipline that teaches how to command and control this new technology, said a University (KU) academic on Tuesday. Vice President for Academic Services, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Rafee, said in a statement to KUNA that “anyone who wishes to guarantee a future has to major in the field of technology, specifically artificial intelligence,” although some jobs might be at risk.

The KU scholar pointed out the potential new job market AI could create but also favored the regulations placed on AI in tools like ChatGPT, some of which he believed posed ethical challenges, but did not elaborate on the nature of the challenges. Dr. Al-Rafee was among other scholars, namely his assistant professor Mohammad Al-Dhafiri, in a conference about AI, its innovations, and advancements, which took place at Kuwait University.

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) and private and public institutions participated in the event, showcasing their different applications of AI. Professor Al-Dhafiri expressed the important role AI plays across many fields in everyday life, the medical field being one of them. He said he believes that the positive impact of AI can be found in the potential it holds and the capacity it has to be developed to serve medical professionals in treating patients surgically or in diagnosing sick people.

KUNA participated in the KU event, showcasing its new Smart Oasis, an innovative new unit that seamlessly merges the realms of artificial intelligence and journalism, where a team of adept professionals harnesses the power of AI to elevate journalistic practices, ensuring the delivery of timely, accurate, and contextually rich content. — KUNA

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