BNNRC Bangladesh holds workshop on the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution
A high-level training workshop on Unlocking Potential, Addressing Challenges and Raising Awareness of the Fourth Industrial Revolution was organized by the National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on September 20 2021 at NIMC headquarters, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
AHM Bazlur Rahman, Managing Director of Bangladesh NGO Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Policy Research Officer, Shaping the Future of Media, Information & Entertainment in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR) of Bangladesh UN Internet Governance Forum led the workshop and is a contributor to WhiteBoard Magazine, a quarterly policy magazine of the Center for Research and Information (CRI).
The workshop was organized in accordance with the guidelines of the implementation and evaluation of the e-governance and innovation action plan 2021-2022 of the Cabinet Division of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is changing the landscape of Bangladesh’s economy and the media, information and entertainment industry. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has a great impact on the economy, the media, information and entertainment sector and offers substantial benefits.
Honorable Prime Minister HE Sheikh Hasina committed to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through the 2018 Election Manifesto “Five G (5G) will be executed by 2023. Future technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, blockchain and IoT will be generalized. ” In addition, it has committed to continue its efforts and has focused on eight five-year plans (July 2020-June 2025).
Ms. Shahin Islam, NDC, Director General (Additional Secretary), National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh chaired the program.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has the potential to transform the media, information and entertainment industry in Bangladesh. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) radically changed the way we communicate with each other and collect information. Social media platforms have created a complex information ecosystem that is both a blessing and a curse for free and independent media. Digital technologies have created unprecedented opportunities for reporting and distributing journalistic content.
For many, digital innovations hold enormous potential to reshape the media landscape in Bangladesh. At the same time, in this new era of disinformation and disinformation, traditional media are increasingly under threat, as members of populist movements attack their credibility in digital spaces. With the destruction of their traditional economic models, the free and independent media are now struggling to survive. The digital revolution is far from over: Driven by technological innovation, it seems to be accelerating in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
While in the past Bangladesh has not been able to take advantage of the opportunities offered by previous industrial revolutions, the National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has took a pioneering position to go beyond the hype and identify best practices for the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR) in line with the media, information and entertainment sector in Bangladesh and in South Asia.
What the Fourth Industrial Revolution is and the nature and impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution were discussed in the first part of the workshop. In addition to this, the impact of the industrial revolution on the economic, commercial and industrial, national and indigenous levels, society and individual levels, including the physical, digital and biological contexts – all of these were discussed in detail. interactively.
During the second NIMC preparation session, the challenges and the way forward to overcome public service media, private media and community services, media and information, and entertainment in the age of fourth industrial revolution were discussed in a participatory manner. Subsequently, the focus was on organizing separate workshops on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Bigdata, Augmented Reality, Cloud, Over the Top (OTT), Social Media Monitoring and Artificial Intelligence in the media, information and entertainment sector.
At the end of the workshop, senior NIMC officials shared their experiences and said, “Through today’s workshop, we learned about the tasks of NIMC to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and will be able to plan future actions. “.