HR Club: Affinity of G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management & Research. PGDM Institute, Greater Noida organized Online Debate Competition - “Unmask Your Voice” on Thursday, August 20, 2020 for the students of PGDM Batch 2019-21 under the insightful headship of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR.
The event started with the invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR addressed the students and expressed his happiness to see their unmasked & smiling faces and also motivated them to participate in such events with zeal and enthusiasm in the future also. He also congratulated the coordinators for organizing such an interesting and engaging activity.
The topic of the debate was Impact of Technology on Jobs: Will Automation & Artificial Intelligence reduce or increase jobs? A total of 15 teams participated in the competition.
The Jury members for the competition were Dr. Anand Rai, Associate Professor, GLBIMR and Mr. Saurabh Mittal, Assistant Professor, GLBIMR.
The students shared their viewpoints on the topic in two categories - ‘For’ and ‘Against’. The students in ‘For’ category stated that job opportunities will increase with Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI). They emphasized that AI has speed and accuracy whereas humans have empathy and judgment and their combination will definitely strengthen the business. The students in ‘Against’ category stated that Automation & AI will reduce the jobs as industries are adopting new technologies for higher efficiency and better performance which will result in less human participation.
Later on, the Jury members shared their views on the topic and also asked questions from all the teams.
The session enhanced students’ confidence to perform on a virtual platform and they were highly appreciated for their sharp debating skills. Overall, it was a highly engaging session.