- The summit will cover a range of topics including how Africa can develop a clear AI strategy.
- AICE is an organisation with a mission to champion AI solutions
The Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence Africa (AICE) is set to host its 2nd AI For Leaders’ Summit in Kenya on April 27.
The summit will help industry leaders to explore the growth and transformative value of AI technology in emerging economies.
AICE’s mission is to champion AI transformation, build AI capacity, and create an infrastructure for organisations to easily integrate Artificial Intelligence solutions in Africa.
The summit will cover a range of topics including how Africa can develop a clear AI strategy, investing in AI infrastructure, training and upskilling the workforce.
Others are to foster collaboration and partnerships across academia, industry, and government to promote the development and deployment of AI solutions and ethical AI concerns.
Founder and Chair of AICE John Kamara said Africa must invest in AI and data science talent as a key driver to building qualitative human capital.
"The world is on an AI frenzy and Africa has to accelerate its vision and participation in the immense value the AI industry has to offer our continent," Kamara said.
"We need to create a strategy on how we too can become producers and owners of technology infrastructure and not just consumers as is the case now."
He said by investing in AI research, training more AI engineers, investing in AI start-ups, and investing in the infrastructure required to support AI is essential Africa will fully leverage the opportunity presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR.
"By leveraging AI technology, African countries can automate and streamline various processes across sectors, including healthcare, education, and agriculture,"
He said AI algorithms can be used to diagnose diseases and recommend treatment plans, streamline administrative tasks in schools and universities, and optimize crop production in agriculture.
Kamara said such solutions can lead to better outcomes, increased productivity, and cost savings, all of which can contribute to the growth of the African economy.
The summit has attracted some of the top global AI leaders as panelists including Co-Founder of beingAI - A robotics and AI scientist Amit Kumar Pandey, Founder and CEO of Machine Intelligence Institute Africa Jacques Ludik, and Greenziel Limited CEO Ado Lõhmus among others.
AICE is an organisation with a mission to champion AI solutions, build AI capacity, as well as create ethical AI solutions that tackle Africa’s challenges effectively.