Artificial Intelligence (AI) Deployments in Africa: Benefits, Challenges and Policy Dimensions

Authors

  • Authur Gwagwa
  • Erika Kraemer-Mbula
  • Nagla Rizk
  • Isaac Rutenberg
  • Jeremy De Beer

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/30361

Abstract

The deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is proliferating on the African continent, but policy responses are still at their early stages. This article provides an overview of the main elements of AI deployment in Africa, AI's core benefits and challenges in African settings, and AI's core policy dimensions for the continent. It is argued that for AI to build, rather than undermine, socio-economic inclusion in African settings, policymakers need to be cognisant of the following key dimensions: gender equity, cultural and linguistic diversity, and labour market shifts.

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Published

15-12-2020

How to Cite

Gwagwa, A., Kraemer-Mbula, E., Rizk, N., Rutenberg, I. and De Beer, J. (2020) “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Deployments in Africa: Benefits, Challenges and Policy Dimensions”, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC). South Africa, (26). doi: 10.23962/10539/30361.

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Research Articles