Artificial intelligence promises to transform global economic growth profoundly, and Africa wants to prepare its youth for the use of this computer tool.
AI could also combat poverty, joblessness, and other social and economic challenges. The technology could revolutionize many industries, from farming to banking to transport.
AI could dramatically expand access to goods and services, improve electricity services by making power grids more efficient, assist schools in harnessing e-learning tech, buttress medical care, and more. Still, AI could also render jobs obsolete, widen the gulf between corporate haves and have-nots, and negatively impact the social fabric of Africa. In this important session, experts will analyze and discuss AI's benefits and potential downsides to find the optimal application for the continent.