Title: KBTG Calls for Educational Reforms to Prepare for AI

In view of the burgeoning abilities and increasing role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in various fields, Kasikorn Business Technology Group (KBTG) adds its voice to the growing chorus calling for educational reforms. The leading financial technology company in Thailand believes that the modifications are vital in order to prepare the younger generation for a technologically driven future.

In an era where AI is not only endorsing digital transformation but also significantly influencing economic, societal, and individual scales, it is essential to arm future generations with the requisite knowledge and skills. To thrive in the 21st-century environment, there is a need for an educational system that adopts AI as an essential component and not just an elective or supplementary subject.

[image caption] – A graphic representation of Artificial Intelligence, indicating its influence and important role in our digital future.

The call to transform the educational landscape is not one KBTG takes lightly. With decades of experience managing financial services and leveraging advanced technologies, the organization highlights that AI literacy is the linchpin in navigating the impending AI-driven economy.

Educational reforms encompass the incorporation of AI-related programs in the curriculum at every level, starting from primary grades through high school to university. Digitally equipped classrooms, discussion forums, practical demos, problem-solving practice using machine learning algorithms, and educating students about AI ethics form the backbone of this proposed strategy.

The KBTG’s proposal outlines the importance of AI knowledge, where ‘understanding’ extends beyond mere technical expertise. The mandate involves developing a comprehensive understanding of AI, its merits, demerits, and potential societal impacts. It necessitates a blend of soft skills, leadership, digital competency, and societal understanding, which is possible only when the educational fabric is restructured to suit these needs.

The emphasis on AI readiness resonates also in the conclusions drawn by several experts and studies which underline that by 2025, around 85% of jobs in the digital economy would require AI and machine learning skills.

For a country like Thailand, where the digital economy is rapidly growing, this call for reform is timely and pertinent. These proposed reforms would broaden the opportunities for the younger generation, helping them to become future pioneers and leaders in the AI industry.

KBTG’s call for an overhauling of the education system could usher in a new age of AI literacy in Thailand. With a careful and strategic approach, this could resonate across other countries, creating a global shift towards AI readiness. It is imperative that educational bodies take heed of this clarion call to nurture a future that aligns with the digital revolution and equips young individuals to become active contributors to an AI-centred world