Microsoft holds AI education summit in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

Preparing the next generation for a digital society was a key concern at the forum

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Microsoft organized an education summit in Kaohsiung Friday April 26.

Microsoft organized an education summit in Kaohsiung Friday April 26. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Educators from all over Taiwan discussed the rising importance of artificial intelligence at an education summit organized by Microsoft and by the city government in Kaohsiung Friday (April 26).

A total of 500 university presidents, school principals and teachers were present to find measures to respond to the impact of AI, the United Daily News reported.

Microsoft said it wanted to see AI assist and improve the creativity of teachers, while also providing student with more ideas for innovation and stronger competitiveness in the digital era.

One of the topics for discussion at the forum was how to prepare sufficient staff to meet with the demands of a society where AI was likely to become more dominant. Government, academia and industry needed to join hands to address the issue, the United Daily News reported.

Addressing the forum, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) emphasized the importance of students boosting their international competitiveness and recommended the study of English to expand their world view.