Africa, AI, and Ethics

March 31, 2021 | VIEW TRANSCRIPT


Artificial intelligence is impacting and will impact Africa as profoundly as any continent on Earth.  While some African nations struggle with limited access to the Internet, others are leaping into the digital economy with Smart Cities. Access for all, digital literacy, and capacitybuilding remain as challenges. Meanwhile, leading tech companies offer African nations digital infrastructure in return for ransoming off their data. Concern has also been voiced that African employment could be devastated over the long-term by the automation of jobs. How through AI and ethics can prospects for all of Africa be improved?