HRH Princess Basma opens 7th UJ Library Conference

Embracing AI’s potential, navigating risks

HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali
HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali. (Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — On Tuesday, HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali attended the opening of the 7th annual International Conference for the University of Jordan (UJ) Library. The conference, aptly titled "Libraries in their Fourth Generation from a Practical Perspective," gathered scholars and experts from around the world to discuss the evolving role of libraries in the digital age.اضافة اعلان

During the ceremony, UJ President Nazir Obeidat highlighted how the advent of artificial intelligence tools and their widespread availability has propelled humanity closer to the future we have long aspired for, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Obeidat emphasized that the impact of programming and technology in the realm of open networks is palpable, significantly influencing various fields and sectors, particularly publishing and libraries.

Obeidat expounded on the manifold benefits of artificial intelligence in scientific research and academic publication. With AI's aid, scholars and researchers can navigate vast oceans of data, unlocking new possibilities for discovery and knowledge dissemination.

Caution about the risks and challenges
Yet, amid the celebration of technological advancements, the UJ President cautioned against the challenges and risks accompanying the age of technology and artificial intelligence. Issues such as privacy, security, and digital ethics require unwavering attention, scrutiny, and strategic thinking. Obeidat underscored that it is crucial to invest hard work and enduring effort in developing effective preventive measures to safeguard the integrity and privacy of individuals in this digital era.

He further emphasized that embracing a digital culture is more than just mastering the hardware and software. To thrive in this interconnected world, individuals must also cultivate critical thinking and creativity to harness the potential benefits of these tools while deftly navigating the obstacles that technology may present.

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