Artificial Intelligence

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Support Africa's COVID-19 technology solutions

An opportunity to support the African innovators working to build COVID-19 solutions. African solutions are mostly designed with affordability, access and efficiency in mind to enable Africans and the rest of the world by extension benefit.

Emerging technologies punted as solutions for Africa's problems

New report identifies gaps in Africa’s use of digital platforms for solving challenges. It calls on governments to invest in digital platforms for sectors such as finance and health.

Financial trading bots display behavior similar to that of people

Once algorithms, used by financial trading bots, go live on markets, they start behaving in ways that programmers could not have foreseen.

Scientists have created the first ever programmable living organism

Xenobots have been called the world's first "living robots". They are made entirely of living tissue, and can be programmed to move towards a certain object.

We need to develop more human-centered technology

Languages, art, history, economics, ethics, philosophy, psychology and human development courses can teach critical, philosophical and ethics-based skills that will be instrumental in the development and management of AI solutions.

Importance of Africans producing content on the Internet

We need to tell our stories on the Internet, specifically on our own platforms (not behind the walled gardens of social media platforms), our own websites, that are out on the open web. That no Jack, Mark or Larry can censor or suspend you from.

Technology kills jobs but equally creates new ones

While we complain complaining that "they(technology based solutions) are taking our jobs," other countries are improving their competitiveness and potentially leaving us behind, further destroying the very jobs we are trying to protect.