AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), took part in the 8th Session of the Arab Forum for Scientific Research and Sustainable Development, launched remotely by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO). 

In his speech, titled “From Education to Learning for the Purposes of Innovation”, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said that ‘we have to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) starting from the elementary education to enable new generations to properly deal with AI techniques and lead them towards creativity and inventions” and he reviewed a proposal to teach and integrate AI-related subjects into elementary, secondary and university education curricula.

 “Starting from primary education, students should be encouraged to learn math, sciences, engineering and basic concepts of AI through interactive learning activities, in addition to learning software programming, Application Development and Building AI Systems in a systematic and advanced approach,” Dr. Abu Ghazaleh said. 

In the next secondary stage of education, students should be motivated, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, to apply basics of computer programming and AI systems on real life examples through apps and contests, as well as programs that develop their creative learning, problem solving and teamwork skills. 

Regarding the university education, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed his belief that students in this stage should be encouraged to design and innovate using AI technologies, develop specialized expertise, conduct exceptional scientific research, participate in forums and conferences to exchange experiences and review various practical examples of programming and AI apps. 

He also underlined the importance of adopting a knowledge (digital)-based learning system to create a knowledge-based society, highlighting the need to change the direction of learning towards innovation in all fields. He also noted that innovation is the path to create knowledge and wealth. 

Further Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh reviewed some of TAG.Global’s achievements in the field of knowledge, referring first to the establishment of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for Technologies (TAGTech) company which established the first factory for assembly lines of computers and technological devices in the Arab world using international advanced technologies, in addition to the establishment of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Digital University where learning is completely conducted remotely, and the establishment of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI) which aims to graduate innovators. That is in addition to Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Academy which digitally offers hundreds of professional and training programs in business knowledge capacity building. 

In conclusion, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that TAG.Global strives to offer its services at the highest available levels. Therefore, it worked through Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Information Technology International (TAGITI) on creating more than 100 electronic solutions in the fields of business particular, and the list of accomplishments goes on.

The Arab Forum for Scientific Research and Sustainable Development was established through the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO) to build partnerships between education and scientific research sectors with other sectors concerned with development in the Arab world. It also strives to attract Arab scientists and experts to contribute to the transfer and indigenization of advanced technologies and to take part in improving development programs in the Arab region.