The World AI Show has kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya.
The thought leadership-driven, business-focused series of events is part of a world tour that is also taking in Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius, Riyadh and Mumbai this year.
It connects top AI experts, enterprises, government representatives, data scientists, technology leaders, startups, investors, researchers, academicians and global AI innovators – all under one roof.
Kenya has become one of the leading players in Eastern Africa, in terms of adopting emerging technologies like AI and Blockchain. According to a recent research by the PricewaterhouseCoopers, it is reported that by the end of 2030, the AI market will contribute US$ 15.7 trillion to the world’s GDP, out of which US$1.2 trillion will be from African countries.
Kenya has already started its journey to the world of emerging technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence and is becoming a gateway for technologies to enter the Eastern African countries.
Recently, the Kenyan Government has appointed an 11-member Distributed Ledger and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce to enforce the ‘Big Four’ strategies for 2022. These are the expansion of the manufacturing sector, affordable housing, affordable healthcare and food security. President Uhuru Kenyatta believes that technology will be a major driver for delivering his Big Four plan for the country’s growing economy.