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

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dc.contributor.author Gwagwa, Arthur
dc.contributor.author Kraemer-Mbula, Erika
dc.contributor.author Rizk, Nagla
dc.contributor.author Rutenberg, Isaac
dc.contributor.author De Beer, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-13T04:33:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-13T04:33:49Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Gwagwa, A., Kraemer-Mbula, E., Rizk, N., Rutenberg, I., & De Beer, J. (2020). Artificial intelligence (AI) deployments in Africa: Benefits, challenges and policy dimensions. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 26, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/30361
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7213 (online version)
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7205 (print version)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/30361
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/30361
dc.description.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.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subject artificial intelligence (AI), Africa, automated decision-making (ADM), natural language processing (NLP), inclusion, gender, linguistic diversity, labour, policy, policymaking
dc.title Artificial Intelligence (AI) Deployments in Africa: Benefits, Challenges and Policy Dimensions en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.title The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)
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dc.description.librarian CA2020 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/30361
dc.journal.link https://www.wits.ac.za/linkcentre/ajic
dc.journal.issue 26 en_ZA


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