Find out more about the approaching fourth industrial revolution in South Africa with Professor Tshilidzi Marwala
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Professor Tshilidzi Marwala discussed his latest book, Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, in a Daily Maverick webinar in November.
Marwala is the vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Johannesburg. A professor of Electrical Engineering, Marwala is a leading thinker in artificial intelligence.
Business Maverick Associate Editor Sasha Planting was in conversation with Professor Marwala to chat about Closing the Gap, which focuses on the impact the fourth industrial revolution will have on Africa.
They discussed the challenges and fears artificial intelligence, a critical component of 4IR, has created, while also highlighting the opportunities presented by new technologies.
‘If we compare SA to the rest of the world then we are behind [in terms of embracing 4IR],’ Marwala says. ‘In SA, we have a crisis in the education system. Unless we unlock this bottleneck, we will always fall behind … But if we compare ourselves with the rest of Africa, we are doing well.’
The full video is available to watch on YouTube!