Authorities aim to make South Africa one of the world's leading digital countries
South Africa's Minister for Communications and Digital Technology,Khumbudzo Ntshawheni, have launched the Artificial Intelligence Institute of South Africa and the UJ and TUT Artificial Intelligence Centres on Wednesday 30 November in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Professor Tshiliji Marwala and the Vice Chancellor of Tshwane University of Technology, Professor Tinjiko Maluleke.
The opening of the Artificial Intelligence Institute is the implementation of one of the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PC4IR). The decision aims to put South Africa among the world's leading countries in the use of digital technology.
South Africa's minister for communications and digital technology has pledged that the institute will be launched this financial year to usher in a new era in the country's digital transformation agenda. This is reported on the South African government's official website.