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Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at Africa Blockchain Conference

Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at Africa Blockchain Conference

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CryptoSavannah and the Blockchain Association of Uganda are to host the Africa Blockchain Conference 2019.

Held in Kampala on July 3 and 4, the event will focus on preparing Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and refers to the ongoing technological revolution that is fundamentally altering the way we live, work and relate to one another.

It comprises a series of technologies including Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, Blockchain, drones, Robotics and Big Data, with the conference addressing what opportunities they present, what threats they pose and what Africa must do to leverage them for its development.

Although Africa has predominantly been a consumer of previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents unique opportunity. By harnessing Africa’s large educated youth population, and the ubiquity of knowledge as a result of the Internet, unlike previous industrial revolutions, Africa can become an active participant and not just a consumer of 4IR.

The 2019 conference will gather 1,000 participants comprising industry and policy leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, youth and academia. For more information about the conference, including a list of the speakers, visit https://www.africanblockchain.org/

 

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