The South African Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

4IR in Africa: The reality, opportunities, and risks

If Africa is to catch up with the rest of the developed world in terms of understanding and unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), it needs to start with defining it the “African way”. This was a common thread in 4IR panel discussions at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering. Digital entrepreneur and former executive director of the Cape Digital Foundation, Emma Kaye, warned that careful consideration needs to be given as to how 4IR is translated to the South African reality. Although smart cities have become a major talking point in government, Kaye raised a concern that the concept of smart townships has not yet been mooted.

SOURCE: DAILY MAVERICK

For the full paper please visit https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-06-4ir-in-africa-the-reality-opportunities-and-risks/

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