June 14-16, 2022
The rapid advances in technology driven by AI and ML, with the potential to converge the physical, digital and biological spheres, is a powerful tool that Africa must not only embrace but leverage and harness its huge capacity to accelerate sustainable development with a view to creating an inclusive society where no one is left behind. On the other hand, AI and ML is a poisoned chalice – affording huge advantages to humanity while at the same time posing serious dangers which must be controlled and managed. From the foregoing, it is therefore imperative that Africa develops its capacity to exploit the huge potential accorded by AI and ML to enrich the lives of its people, while at the same time ensuring minimum negative impact of AI deployment. This can only be done if all parties and stakeholders are aware and conscious of both the advantages and disadvantages of AI and ML.