Africa Can Tackle Food Insecurity, Poverty, Through AI – Danbatta


By Jessica Dogo

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says Africa can overcome challenges of poverty, food insecurity, healthcare, and others, if she adopts and deploys Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Danbatta stated this on Wednesday in his keynote address at the 11th Edition of the Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition holding in Abuja.

The theme of the 3-day annual event is: “Artificial Intelligence and Africa”.

He said that AI had the potential to provide solutions to major challenges faced by African countries.

“AI-powered solutions have the potential to address some of Africa’s most pressing challenges, such as limited access to healthcare, food insecurity, financial inclusion, and infrastructure development,” Danbatta said.

He, however, said, for Africa to fully embrace the benefits of AI, several critical factors must be addressed.

The EVC added: “First, we must invest in building the necessary digital…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria