ATE Highlights Artificial Intelligence at the Workplace

By Guardian Correspondent , The Guardian
Published at 12:39 PM Jun 21 2024
ATE CEO Ms. Suzanne Ndomba-Doran explained some of the importance of artificial intelligence, which includes increased productivity at work, increased efficiency in work, specific services, simplifying work, and many others.

The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the workplace is a mind boggling scenario as some workers fear being replaced by AI. Experts say the technology may actually have the power to positively impact workers’ daily lives and skill sets, and even improve the overall work economy.

This was highlighted by the Director General of the Information Communications Commission, Dr Moses Mkundwe Mwasaga as he presented his talk on “Artificial Intelligence and Future of Work: Exploring Tanzania’s Readiness” at the High-Level Annual Conference hosted by the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE).  

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to computer systems capable of performing complex tasks that historically only a human could do, such as reasoning, making decisions, or solving problems.  

Today, the term “AI” describes a wide range of technologies that power many of the services and goods used every day – from apps that recommend TV shows to chatbots that provide customer support in real time. 

One of the primary worries about AI is that it will take workers’ jobs at a staggering rate. Some data confirms that, indeed, this technology will affect a number of jobs; recently, experts reported that AI could replace the equivalent of 300 million full-time jobs. Yet other experts say not to worry about being displaced quite yet – and that, perhaps, this shift could even create new job opportunities. 

Hery Mkunda. Secretary General of TUCTA.
The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) is the most representative Employers’ Organization in Tanzania. It represents employers in all sectors of the national economy excluding the civil service. The association aims at advocating and promote best management practices in human resources management and standards among employers. 

Today ATE obtained another milestone as it held 65th Annual General Meeting that took place in Dar es Salaam just before the High-Level Conference.  

With a rich history ATE is by far the most representative Employers’ organisation in Tanzania founded in 1960. The Association registered with the Registrar of Trade Unions and Employer Organisations as mandated under the Employment and Labour Relations A

High Court of Tanzania ( Labour Division) Dr. Yose Mlyambina.
The first Chairperson of ATE was Mr. Barclay Leehman of Tanganyika Sisal Growers Association who served between 1960 to 1964. The current Chairperson is Mr. Oscar Mgaya who was elected last year.  

Caroline Khamati Mugalla, Director of the International Labour Organization for East African Countries.
The Association represents employers in all sectors of the national economy. Membership currently stands at 9,500 offering a wide range of services ranging from Employment and Labour Law advisory to organizing annual events for members.