Industry 4.0, Entrepreneurship and Artificial Intelliegence

By Ahlem Chatti INPSAA

Ahlem Baya Chatti; Passionate and ambitious Social Sciences/ Business Studies Educator & Career Counselor at Al Ittihad NationalPrivate School-Al Ain –UAE with more than 8 years of experience.  She holds a bachelors’ degree in Economics & Finance, and a Business management diploma from the “ISG” Tunisia.

Her leadership skills, holistic commitment and strategic vision helped her to strive and grow up into her career to occupy a position as a school board of directors’ member in 2014 with a reputed American school in Al Ain.

As a career counselor, Ms. Ahlem has a passion to work with high school students and young adults to help them find both their best fit in post-secondary education and develop a career direction. She has worked with individuals of all ability levels and interests and understands the dynamics of making decisions about “what to do after high school” and “what type of career should I pursue?” She is committed to the belief that each individual has a unique set of talents, abilities and interests that can be enriched and developed with the proper guidance. When working with young adults, Ms. Ahlem provides excellent career advice and helps individuals match their passions, abilities, values, and interests to a career direction.

As a business studies educator, Ms. Ahlem believes that being an educator is much more than a teacher. Educators inspire young people, motivate them, and guide them to explore and discover, and show them the path of innovation, creativity and success. She strongly believes on the new teaching methodologies like the Project Based Learning (PBL), Thinking Based Learning (TBL), Design Thinking, and Gamification…

She had the opportunity to participate and win awards in many entrepreneurship competitions organized by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Rochester University of Technology Dubai (RIT), Abu Dhabi Port and much more. Also she has taken many initiatives to organize and launch Entrepreneurship competitions inside the school as well as the initiative of implementing the peer tutoring –Volunteering program in the whole school.

The world evolves fast… Revolution started from mechanisation, to technological advancements, then to electronics, telecommunications and, of course, computers where virtual reality worlds, allowed us to bend the laws of physics.

Nowadays everyone uses the digital world like online shopping, digital wallets, and accessing movies, media and music with the touch of a finger. From SIRI to self-driving cars, Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming more and more applicable in the modern world.

To successfully compete in the market, entrepreneurs will have to cope with the world change and embrace the use of AI since it’s not just a massive scientific discipline but it’s one of the fastest growing marketplaces in tech.

“AI is a must for businesses who want to fit in the ever-growing entrepreneurial world.”

Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. Manufacturers are integrating enabling technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and analytics, and AI and machine learning into their production facilities and throughout their operations.

“Tally” robot is one of the greatest examples of “AI” in Business. It was employed by Carrefour in September 2019, utilizing its real-time product availability, placement, and pricing data to ensure shelves are stocked and planograms correctly executed. The robot traverses the store three times per day and reports this data back to the store teams. Philippe Peguilhan, country manager of Carrefour UAE at Carrefour owner Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “Majid Al Futtaim is committed to pioneering tomorrow’s retail, and we are constantly working to better our processes, enhance our efficiency and digitize our operations in the region. This is exactly what Tally Robot has achieved.”

AI is used as well to help businesses increase sales, detect fraud, improve customer experience, automate work processes and provide predictive analysis.

It’s proved that this is saving time and money, increases productivity and operational efficiencies, and helps to make faster and better business.

The benefit of AI on Businesses productivity and revenue sounds to be a powerful factor to boost the country’s economy. But, if we think from the employee’ perspective, we might say that this can increase the unemployment rate. According to a report from the World Economic Forum, 85 million jobs will be replaced by machines with AI by the year 2025. While that may shock the households and the business owners… Blessedly, the same report states that 97 million new jobs will be created by 2025 due to AI.

“Same as what happened in the previous industrial revolutions… some jobs will disappear and new ones will appear”

As, almost all, repetitive tasks are being performed by robots, future generation should think how to learn the skills that help them adapt to any technological changes and  keep them up in the race with the AI.

A central to the education leaders question about the future, then, will the educational system evolve to meet the changing needs of the next generation who wish to fulfill the workplace expectations of the future?