Akangbe Adewale Idowu
University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Adv Robot Autom
Artificial Intelligence has become the centre of attention for technology investment all over the world except African countries with exception of one or two countries. These statistics has raise eye brows to whether Africa is prepare to experience the start of a fourth Industrial revelation which is characterized by a fusion of technologies, that blur the lines between the physical, digital are biological world. Many don't see it happening in Africa as majority of Africa countries are still battling with issues related to the first, second, and third industrial revelation and automation, with all these in view, none withstanding Africa can be and will be an unseen destination for Artificial Intelligence. In fact artificial Intelligence can be the only life line remaining in actualizing the promising future Africa is endowed with. Much emphasis will be on how Africa can embrace an Artificial Intelligence enable future by taking advantage of the following powerful resources; The human capital; According to a report by the World Economy Forum (WEF), more than 60 percent of the population in sub-Sahara Africa is under the age of 25: these are the people who are poised to create a future where human and Artificial Intelligence can work together for the good of the society. Another very attractive advantage Africa has is her fertile land which will take us to Agriculture. Artificial Intelligence will reshape how Agriculture is practice in Africa and through agriculture, other aspect of the economy can be enhanced. Further emphasis will be on the health care system; this can be a total turning point in saving human lives. In conclusion, many will say that Artificial intelligence has come to render them jobless but on the contrary, according to Gartner, Artificial Intelligence will improve the productivity of many jobs and create million more new positions if we embrace it. Finally it comes down to a choice of our people and economics to be part of the technology advancement or being left behind. Africa will be a destination for Artificial Intelligence if we act fast.
Akangbe Adewale Idowu is currently in his 5th year studying mechanical engineering at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. He had part-time courses on web development with W3SCHOOL.com which enabl1ed him to work with ultra-media solution; a programming company involve in building web-sites, mobile apps etc. He is also an auto-desk inventor literate, he work with ministry of works and infrastructure Lagos state Nigeria in the design of many machines such as fish dryer, manually grinding machine etc.