a dean's speach - AITLHSSE

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Dear honorable attendees and participants of the Third International Conference, Department of English, College of Noor University, on Artificial Intelligence and Technology in Languages, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education.

Good morning and welcome,

The world has witnessed a rapid transition from mechanical to electronic technologies and the digital world in communication and interaction mediums. In the 1950s, this transition began in Europe, the United States, and some industrially advanced countries, later spreading to most countries, including the Arab world.

This expansion encompassed various audiovisual devices such as multi-purpose cameras, computers, mobile devices, robots, algorithms, and ultimately, artificial intelligence.

The rapid revolution in artificial intelligence has shown positive effects in most scientific applications, in engineering, exact sciences, physics, chemistry, medical sciences, as well as in various fields like space and defense.

It was also a positive start for educational institutions to develop their policies, curricula, and strategies to keep pace with the modern industrial revolution. This revolution served as the spark that illuminated educators in exploring the impact of artificial intelligence culture in education and learning.

Artificial intelligence is the intelligence adopted by machines and programs that mimics human mental capabilities and working patterns, such as the ability to learn and infer. It serves as a tool to address deficiencies in various educational fields, as outlined in the goals and title of this conference.

It is worth mentioning that the College of Noor University has obtained approval from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to establish a Department of Artificial Intelligence in this period. The first batch of students will join in the academic year 2024-2025, and this department will constitute the initial nucleus for establishing centers for smart agriculture and artificial intelligence.

Finally, it can be said that human intelligence is the creation of Allah alone, distinguished by immense intellectual capabilities, whereas artificial intelligence is the creation of humans, and there is a vast difference between the creation of God and the creation of humans.

In conclusion, I extend my sincere thanks to all the attendees and lecturers who delivered their lectures either in person or electronically, and to those who endured the inconvenience of travel. Special thanks to the college’s media for their efforts that contributed to the success of this conference. May success be from Allah.

Peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you.