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๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ซ๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—” ๐—ž๐—œ๐—–๐—ž๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ก๐—”๐—ž๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—จ ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฌ

๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ซ๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—” ๐—ž๐—œ๐—–๐—ž๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ก๐—”๐—ž๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—จ ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฌ

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Hansard Association of Kenya (HAK) kicked off yesterday, Tuesday April 2, 2024, in Naivasha, Nakuru County.

The four-day Conference themed โ€˜Leveraging on past successes in the Era of Artificial Intelligenceโ€™ brings together all Hansard Editors and Reporters from the Parliament of Kenya, representatives from the 47 counties and honorary members from the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Parliament of Uganda and the National Assembly of Tanzania.

Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs. Serah Kioko delivered the keynote address and officially opened the conference on behalf of the Clerk of the National Assembly.

In her speech, Mrs. Kioko underscored the importance of the Hansard for the Legislature at all levels; county, national and regional.

On the place of the Hansard in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) world, the Deputy Clerk said AI is with us, noting that it is the most powerful technology of our times. She asked the participants to be fluid enough to change with changing times.

โ€œThis conference should come up with recommendations to enable us to change and fit in current circumstances. Technology will continue changing and we must change with it. As Hansard officers, you mustย be ready to embrace technological change,โ€ she said.

In addition, Mrs. Kioko assured participants that AI will not take away anybodyโ€™s job since it requires the human touch to ensure it is optimally used.

โ€œAI cannot advance alone. We need to go ahead of AI to ensure it serves us and not the other way round. We should be masters of AI and not allow it to master us,โ€ Mrs. Kioko said.