The Commonwealth Secretariat and Intel have jointly launched a digital learning platform to enable public sector officials in 56 countries to understand and harness emerging technologies to achieve development goals.
This online digital training course aims to demystify artificial intelligence (AI) among senior officials across the Commonwealth and raise awareness of its potential applications in various sectors, in view of the current needs and digital readiness of respective countries.
Recognising the ever-increasing speed and scale of digitalisation in everyday life, business and government, the ‘Digital Readiness for Public Sector Leaders’ programme seeks to support countries in unlocking its benefits and closing the global AI divide.
The self-paced course contains use-case examples, international best practices and frameworks that will also allow learners develop strategies, scalable solutions and action plans for digital transformation in their communities. It covers topics such as digital governance, technology, infrastructure and inclusivity.
The original article was published at Commonwealth.
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