Communications and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat
Communications and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat said the ministry increased its training budget from EGP 50 million three years ago to EGP 1.1 billion in the current fiscal year.
The hike was attributed to the increase of the numbers of trainees, whose numbers jumped from 4,000 in 2018/2019 to 200,000 ones this year.
The minister's remarks came on Sunday at an event organized by the Information Technology Institute (ITI) at Cairo University.
He explained that it is expected that artificial intelligence will contribute by 25 percent to the global production within a few years, so such technologies should be used in successful systems to achieve technological development in different sectors.
Talaat pointed out that the ministry works on carrying out a plan to increase the number of centers for innovative thinking nationwide, urging youths to hone their technological skills and cope with the latest developments in these domains.
The minister also honored top students who finished their scholarships provided by the institute nationwide.
ITI President Heba Saleh highlighted achievements made by the institute on developing and upgrading programs to serve the required specialties in international markets, particularly in the domains of digital capacity building and artificial intelligence