Perak Sultan: Humanity needs compassion, togetherness and a sense of global community

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  • Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

PETALING JAYA: Humanity needs compassion, togetherness and a sense of global community to steer through challenging times, says Sultan Nazrin Shah (pic).

The Sultan of Perak said the world was changing at an unprecedented rate with unsettled global financial and political situations as well as new developments in technology such as Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT.

"To steer humanity through these challenging times, what we need is compassion, togetherness, and above all a sense of global community," he said during his commencement address at the Asia School of Business Graduation Ceremony for the MBA class of 2023.

"We need to be aware of this community as perhaps never before – extending our concerns and applying our responsibilities not only to the rest of humanity, but to all other living creatures in the world, and to the planet itself," he added.

Sultan Nazrin also advised the MBA graduates of Asia School of Business to keep learning and acquiring new skills and talents through lifelong learning.

"Stay interested; stay engaged; and stay curious. And remember that, even after centuries of revolutionary, high-tech inventions – after electricity, the internet, and now ChatGPT – the human mind remains the most powerful tool on the planet," he said.

"It will be a long time, perhaps, before AI matches the eloquence of the truly educated and compassionate human mind."

In attendance at the graduation ceremony was the president, dean and CEO of the Asia School of Business Professor Sanjay Sarma.

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