Lessons in critical thinking on the rise of AI

Students need more than programming skills to be ‘AI ready’; they need to know about the risks and wider societal impact as well

Students arguably need more awareness about the potentially negative impact of emerging AI technology trends, says the author. PHOTO: AFP
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Earlier this year, Minister of State for Education Gan Siow Huang launched Singapore's new $1.8 million AI Student Outreach Programme to equip our youth with programming and coding skills so that they become "AI-ready".

With its National AI Strategy, Singapore is enhancing the nation's artificial intelligence capabilities aimed at increasing productivity, creating more jobs and developing new business opportunities.

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