Artificial Intelligence Key to Greater African Economic Potential

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on African leaders and captains of industry attending the Transform Africa summit, to move quickly and embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, saying it offers potential in critical sectors like agriculture, health and education, New Times Reports.

Kagane's rallying cry comes with admited uncertainty over the technology's impact on existing jobs which, according to University of Michigan computer scientist Kentaro Toyama, may result in a lower number of the workforce, The Conversation writes.

Meanwhile, a report by the World Economic Forum suggests that AI has the capability to close the gender gap by handling more domestic chores, thereby allowing women more time for work and leisure.


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