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Mitigate legal barriers to facilitate smooth functioning of AI

Vital to include cyber security and cyber laws in law curriculum

“Although artificial intelligence (AI), has come into being, the laws that interpret AI emerge as a constraint and we should mitigate legal barriers to facilitate smooth functioning of AI.”

“The legal fraternity should be properly educated on AI and cybercrimes. It is thus vital to include cyber security and cyber laws as a subject in the law curriculum”, said ICTA Chairman Jayantha De Silva at a seminar held to enlighten the legal fraternity on data protection and digital banking and to discuss laws relating to thoseorganized by the Junior Bar Committee on behalf of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and LankaClear.

“Fourth Generation industrial revolution or cyber physical systems that boost mobility of diverse spheres have come into force.Artificial intelligence should however be called, Intelligence Advanced and there are viable AI models adopted specially for the legal fraternity. Law, technology and IT must go hand-in-hand on our quest to take our country to the next level. Sri Lanka met gold standard in UN’s electronic communication convention. Yet we are lagging behind as regards cyber laws. The availability and functions of cyber digital equipment and legal aspects on them must be explained simply to laymen. Knowledge could be replaced by AI, yet wisdom won’t be replaced”, he added.

“President Rajapaksa’s vision is to revolutionize and create a digital platform in order to enhance efficiency of both public and private sector endeavours”, said President’s Counsel and Chairman of Junior Bar Committee, Kuvera De Zoysa.

LankaClear GM and CEO Channa de Silva paying attention on transforming payments in the digital world said when going digital it is crucially important to focus on rural areasof our country where the real market is. He said more than 60 percent of ATM transactions are being done in Sinhala and Tamil language and over 75 percent of cash withdrawals from ATMs are made by these customers.

“Availability of real-time payments via internet/mobile would also provide ‘seamless security’which is vital in digital payments. Lanka Pay online payment platform (LPOPP) facilitates bank customers make online payments to entities connected to LPOPP by transferring money directly from current or savings accounts to the respective organizations.”

“Generation Z impact is high and it would represent 40 percent of all customers by 2020 with an average attention span of only eight seconds”, said de Silva.

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