The 4th Industrial revolution is the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work.
What are you going to do with your life when the machines are better at your job than you are…?
Bill Gates made headlines earlier this year when he argued that robots taking away human jobs should be taxed. His argument was that government have responsibility to intervene in order to slow down the proliferation of automation.
Through there are fears that this evolution will leave a lot of people jobless on the bright side the evolution will bring rapid technological advances in renewable energy, fuel efficiency and energy storage, boosting GDP growth, but the major global challenge, climate change. Artificial intelligence can produce a medical diagnosis from an x- ray faster than a radiologist and with accuracy.
Robots can mine base metals i.e. copper, platinum and carbon cleaning technologies crucial ingredients for renewable energy which will be important for African countries electricity access will grow.
African governments should be proactive in adopting new technologies by building clear strategies that entail all the benefits of 4th industrial revolution.