“If AI can make our lives better in Africa, then all the debate about jobs being lost is not the correct one”
-Moustapha Cissé - Head of Google AI in Accra
It can sometimes be challenging to distinguish hype from facts when it comes to artificial intelligence. Last week, The Verge even reported that 40% of ‘AI startups’ in Europe actually don’t use AI (see the article below).
But while in 2018 the mere mention of 'artificial intelligence’ would draw lots of people to your booth at a conference, it seems that people, now more than ever, want businesses to walk the walk, and not only talk the talk.
People want more than just the hype. They want real solutions that tackle real-world problems.
This issue brings you several real solutions, some pioneering research, and insight into why companies like Google are heavily investing in Africa and its AI capabilities.
Hope you enjoy this issue.