President Murmu Stresses AI Caution and Girls’ Education at RTMNU Convocation
President Droupadi Murmu highlighted the dual nature of technology, cautioning against the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) in her speech at the 111th convocation of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). Acknowledging AI’s role in easing lives, she raised concerns about its potential misuse through deepfake technology, emphasizing the threat it poses to society. Stressing the need for moral-value-based education to navigate these challenges, she advocated for responsible technology use to benefit society.
The president underscored the pivotal role of investing in girls’ education for national progress, expressing satisfaction that over half of the degree holders at the ceremony were girls. With around 40% of students in RTMNU and its affiliated colleges being girls, she deemed investing in their education as the most valuable asset for the nation’s advancement.
President Murmu also highlighted the evolving landscape of technology, urging students to embrace continuous learning and curiosity in the face of technological advancements. She reiterated the goals of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, emphasizing its focus on Indian ethos, quality education, and India’s establishment as a global knowledge power.
Additionally, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari praised the role of universities in the country’s progress. Fadnavis emphasized universities’ role in creating a skilled human resource, while Gadkari highlighted the importance of converting knowledge into wealth for the realization of Prime Minister Modi’s vision of India as a USD 5 trillion economy.
President Murmu’s emphasis on responsible AI use and prioritizing girls’ education stood out in the convocation’s discussions, echoing the need for a balanced approach to technological advancement and societal welfare.
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