Today, a workshop entitled “Reading and Writing in the Time of Artificial Intelligence” was held, as part of the activities of Doha International Book Fair in its thirty-second session, which is currently being held at Doha Exhibition and Conference Center and will continue until next Wednesday, under the slogan “By Reading, We Rise”.

The workshop was presented by Mohamed Lasheeb, a journalist and digital trainer, who raised many questions about the topic of the workshop, including: Can artificial intelligence become a better writer than humans? Will the computer, phone and reading devices eliminate the paper book?

He also talked about the most important Western films that dealt with artificial intelligence, as well as the skills required in the future in light of this great technological development, and the most important future jobs related to information technology.

Lasheb said that artificial intelligence has become a catch-all term for applications that perform complex tasks that once required human input, such as communicating with customers online or playing a game of chess.

He pointed out that there are positive aspects of artificial intelligence applications for writing and reading, as they can contribute to enhancing creativity and efficiency, expanding the boundaries of knowledge and communication, as they can be used in translation, enhancing research, and improving the reading experience, stressing the need for a balance between benefiting from technology and preserving The unique human aspects of writing and reading.

At the same time, he pointed to some of the negative effects of these applications, which are the decline in writing skills, the loss of creative aspects, and the impact on jobs related to reading, writing …etc., pointing out at the same time that many specialists warn of the dangers of artificial intelligence.

He added that the technical development has helped in the formation of many reading communities on the Internet, which connect readers directly with writers, referring to the most important reading groups, books and applications in this regard.