News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1074 on 29 April 2022

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Benin becomes the next country to draw up an Artificial Intelligence strategy – But what can AI strategies do for Africa?

29 April 2022

Last week Benin held a workshop in Cotonou to review a draft AI strategy and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Digital and Digitization, Gaspard Datondji told those attending that the strategy “will contribute to the emergence of an AI ecosystem capable of becoming a powerful lever for sustainable development and job creation.” Russell Southwood looks at what AI strategies are and how words might turn into action. The workshop in Cotonou heard how the country had put in place the foundation blocks for building an ‘AI ecosystem’: these included the country’s law, the Digital Code, more than 2,500…