DIGITAL JOBS

The future is in AI, but how prepared is Kenya for change?

People losing jobs because manpower is losing relevance

In Summary

• ICT ministry should empower Kenyans by funding local institutions of higher learning and formulating courses that will allow people to adopt digital jobs. 

• Value addition and minimising the cost is what every business entity is looking forward to achieving. 

Digital Talent Cohort 3 graduates receive awards from ICT PS Jerome Ochieng (left), ICT Authority CEO Katherine Getao and ICT Authority chairman Njoroge Mungai
ICT FUTURE: Digital Talent Cohort 3 graduates receive awards from ICT PS Jerome Ochieng (left), ICT Authority CEO Katherine Getao and ICT Authority chairman Njoroge Mungai
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We are living in the digital world where Artificial Intelligence is taking over all tasks.

This has, in turn, culminated to the retrenchment of many people because manpower is no longer relevant. Value addition and minimising the cost is what every business entity wants to achieve.

But are we really ready to embrace digital technology? Do we have necessary skills to accommodate the same? Are our institutions ready to empower a generation?

ICT ministry should fund local institutions of higher learning to sponsor courses that will allow people to adopt digital jobs.

 

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