By Tom Jackson
There are signs that artificial intelligence has a bright future in Africa, but businesses and industries need to embrace the technology in order to make that happen.
Google launches new initiatives such as this from time to time, but the focus on AI and machine learning in this latest launch was telling. Google is bringing together machine learning researchers and engineers at the new center to come up with AI specifically for Africa.
In 2017, the AI market in the Middle East and Africa was estimated to be worth just $66 million but growing. Google is the biggest player to jump on board so far, with companies using AI in a variety of ways.
South Africa is the continental leader in AI. Investment firm Ethos, a leading South African fund manager with 34-years of experience investing across various industry segments in the country, just launched a $40 million fund to identify and invest in startups that the company believes Click here to read entire article