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An estimated 63 per cent of Kenyan students report using generative AI (GenAI) for their college or university studies—the highest percentage among the countries surveyed globally, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Spain, which both tied at 62 per cent.…
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers new job opportunities for tech-savvy African graduates.
- African policymakers must, however, protect current employees from job losses in the new AI era.
- Gen AI has the potential to offer solutions for Africa’s medical, nutrition, and financial difficulties.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new frontier, offering numerous possibilities for efficient productivity. However, what does it mean for Africa’s job sector?
AI means new job opportunities for tech experts. Yet, it also means lost jobs for less tech-savvy staff. For example, Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) can generate text, images, or other media using generative models. This implies that graphic designers, copywriters, artists, personal assistants, and others are no longer needed.
“Gen AI is being embedded in everyday tools like email, word processing applications, and meeting software, which means the technology is already positioned to radically transform how people work,” writes Sandra Durth, a researcher with consulting firm, …
CyborgIntell Africa says it will work closely with financial institutions and other enterprises to help them rapidly develop, deploy and operationalize AI applications at scale.
A statement says the CyborgIntell platform addresses the key challenges companies face in the data science/machine learning lifecycle – from data selection and modelling, and operationalizing AI, to managing risk and governance.
“AI is a powerful and transformative technology, yet many companies across the world find it difficult to unlock its full potential. More than a third (36%) of organizations take more than 90 days to deploy data science machine learning (ML) projects, while the failure rate of such initiatives is estimated to be 85% across industries,” said McLachlan, CyborgIntell managing director.…
One of the many lessons learned from the pandemic is that SMEs need to embrace digital transformation, not just to weather unplanned challenges but because it will help them be more competitive and stable. Digital enablement is not just a means of survival. It is a way for SMEs to conduct business more efficiently, which in turn can empower them to expand their operations and earnings further.
Being nimbler than their big business counterparts, SMEs can quickly rethink their marketing strategies and adopt new technologies to enhance their offerings faster. Digital innovation provides extraordinary opportunities for SMEs. It empowers them to implement new market models, has a greater line of sight across their business, improves traceability, and meet their customers, service providers, and logistics partners, in many instances, all on the same page.
In the digital trading space, solutions such as import/export platforms, automated cargo-tracking and digital reporting of non-tariff…
- Digitalization brings new opportunities in trade and creates the potential to underpin resilience in times of crisis
- The digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes and yield trade gains on the continent of US$20 billion a year
- Single Window can cross-check credentials for consistency and traceability, reducing errors and fraud
The digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes and yield trade gains on the continent of US$20 billion a year.
Digitalization brings new opportunities in trade and creates the potential to underpin resilience in times of crisis.
The digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes and yield trade gains on the continent of US$20 billion a year. With digital trade in place, pre-existing bottlenecks in infrastructure can be tackled, efficiencies can be leveraged, and Innovative solutions can be harnessed. However, countries in …
According to an article by BotsCrew, a WhatsApp chatbot is an automated software powered by rules or artificial intelligence (AI) and runs on the WhatsApp platform. People communicate with WhatsApp chatbot via the chat interface, like talking to a real person. It’s a set of automated replies that simulates a human conversation on WhatsApp.
In May 2022, WhatsApp opened the API for businesses of any size. Previously, it was available only for medium and large businesses, so smaller companies had to contact other providers to access WhatsApp API.
Today, any business can directly sign up or get started with one of the business solution providers to access a New Cloud-based API.…
According to Frontiers, AI has been recognized to have a wide potential to reduce human workload or increase human capabilities in complex scenarios, but today it is evident that AI also has an important role in transforming our life by promoting more efficient existing services or new services.
AI is already contributing to a large spectrum of applications in Africa's aviation and air traffic systems, providing support to its managers (airlines/airport managers, air traffic management) and operators (pilots, air traffic controllers, airport operators, flow controllers).
Governments are focusing on contactless travellers’ experience hence there have been innovations in biometric authentication at airports. For instance, Kenya ruled out paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival, sparking local airlines’ adoption of electronic verification processes.…
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The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was the special guest of honour at the digital launch and reception to mark the landing of Equiano sea cable systems in Nigeria.
Nigeria marks Equiano’s second stop in Africa after Togo, with future landings expected in Swakopmund, Namibia, and Melkbosstrand, South Africa.
While speaking at the digital launch, Juliet Ehimuan, Google’s business strategy director in West Africa, said that the cable leverage state of the art technology to provide approximately twenty times more network capacity than the last cable built to serve the region.…
- A report by the African Development Bank notes that today, at least a quarter of the continent’s population has internet access, a nearly fifty-fold increase in internet usage since the turn of the millennium.
- Mobile technologies alone have already generated 1.7 million jobs and contributed US$144 billion to the continent’s economy, or roughly 8.5 percent of GDP
- Accelerating digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, robotics, and 3D printing – have obvious and important implications for education, employment, and the future of work
Leaders on the African continent must work harder to harness emerging technology to boost government performance, transparency, and inclusivity as the continent recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
They also need to ensure that the growing technological advancements across the continent are not used as a tool of repression, division, and conflict.
According to a study by the World Health Organization, 13 percent of all new or modified
- IBM Growth Markets General Manager for Africa Julia Carvalho said increased use of Artificial Intelligent is not limited to organizations and businesses
- Technology is playing a key role in crucial industries such as agriculture and said it would help to deliver data analytics and predictive insights to help farmers make better-informed decisions
- Overall, IBM revealed that nearly half of global businesses at 43% accelerated their rollout of AI over the last year as organizations looked to virtual assistants to automate workflows
Artificial intelligence use in Africa
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future, and experts are advising players, especially in agriculture, to incorporate the technology in their operations.
A recent IBM report revealed that nearly half of global businesses at 43% accelerated their rollout of AI over the last year as organizations looked to virtual assistants to automate workflows.
80% of companies stated they had plans to roll out some form …