4th Industrial Revolution
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Africa is generally plagued by many problems, key among them being poverty. However, the continent has great potential. Here are a few key factors that hold the promise of a better future for Africa.
South Africa has not been immune to the 4IR hype. "4IR" has been prioritised over more mundane, but essential, policy interventions aimed at ensuring the more equitable inclusion of the populace into a modern, digital economy.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent. Only if developments “from above” and “from below” involve and satisfy the whole population.
The WEF’s appropriation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution concept has arguably been one of the most successful lobbying and policy influence instruments of our time. The notion of a 4IR might be a convenient way of packaging history and of mobilising people.
Artificial Intelligence is often confused with automation, yet they are fundamentally different.
“Coding must be compulsory, at all levels. The currency of the future is going to be coding…We must democratize technology,” - Akinwumi Adesina, President of AfDB.