SA among the world leaders of 4IR but don’t worry, your jobs are safe … for now

One of the general intentions around this year’s edition of AI Expo Africa 2022 was to alleviate fears that “robots would take people’s jobs”. But despite this common perception among the nation at large, South Africa still dominates as the leader in Africa specializing in AI and 4IR, maintaining the number one position as a 4IR leader. This is according to the 2002 State of AI in Africa Report. Dr Nick Bradshaw, African AI Ecosystem Builder and one of the report’s authors, said that South Africa has one of the most developed technology economies …