The Future of Work, Remote Team, Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Africa
African countries have profited comparatively less from the positive effects of globalization than other parts of the world in terms of economic growth and over all progress. Because of less perception about the emerging technology. Now a day Africa as a continent come with automation which is technology that assists humans, with limited supervision, in the production, maintenance, or distribution of products or services, or autonomously produces, maintains, or delivers those products or services .
For developed countries, the projections of artificial intelligence are exciting. They raise up the kinds of innovations we see in science narrative. In Africa, however, the beginning of AI carries with it a fear of falling further behind more-developed economies, rather than the eager anticipation of new technology the World Economic Forum predicts a net loss of five million jobs to AI worldwide by 2025. But Africa need not fear the age of robotics and automation. Across the continent, this technology has the potential to bring myriad positive changes in sectors such as health care and finance, bridging the gap between physical infrastructure inadequacies and consumer demands, while freeing up more time for skilled labor and increased labor productivity. For Africans to gain these benefits, African governments, investors, and NGOs must formulate for the fourth industrial revolution’s transformation of the modern workplace by training workers for complex tasks, and reforming laws and education to meet the demands of tomorrow.
Fourth Industrial Revolution opportunities, conversely, will impose considerable risks on African stakeholders, “warns Brookings. Africa are seeing economic progress and regional integration that could support the spread of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence or the internet of things. Yet a deep lack in digital skills, coherent leadership and basic infrastructure could make the continent miss out on a major industrial revolution this time with dire consequences, experts warn. Because of the fourth industrial revolution is characterized by a fusion of the digital, biological and physical worlds, where artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, 3d printing, the “internet of things” and advanced wireless technologies see increased development worldwide. This revolution promises to bring about transformative changes that Africa cannot afford easily due to different reasons like skilled man power, capital, and lack of awareness. Africa as a continent has huge man power but they are not skilled yet duet less emphasis about emerging technology. Recently some organization is come with innovative concept about remote work like Talenteum.africa a web platform for remote working staff from Africa. It offers a troublesome solution to the international labor market and job opportunity of the African young society. Because the founder Nicolas Goldstein says “Vision could come from entrepreneurs”.
Accepting Globalization is key determinant factor for African continent for booming in the coming century because the continent contains unlimited resource in all aspects. One basic thing for future remote work in skilled man power so requires training about automation and any emerging technology because globalization by default needs functionally literate society.
African leaders must drive the continent’s digital revolution to ensure that people benefit from these technological advances. To start, government leaders must fully understand thAfrican leaders must drive the continent’s digital revolution to ensure that people benefit from these technological advances. To start, government leaders must fully understand the advantages and consequences of AI disruption in Africa, and then deliberately respond to AI integration .
Local governments in particular must be careful not to reflexively block or overregulate AI. Some African countries like Rwanda, however, are already embracing AI. Advantages and consequences of AI disruption in Africa, and then deliberately respond to AI integration. While AI may be a cause for concern in some African markets, it could ultimately be a boon. Beyond the social innovation AI promises for Africa, intelligent machinery and processes present a rare opportunity for economic transformation .To get ready for the exponential speed of change that industry 4.0 will introduce, any old and disparate IT systems of African manufacturers will need upgrading or replacing. This creates an opportunity to introduce brand new, industry 4.0- ready IT infrastructure. However, cost implications are a key factor in deciding on harmonizing and upgrading existing IT infrastructure systems or replacing them. So needs huge investment.
Generally : Working remotely created more time less traveling time, less need to dress conventionally, and a relaxing of the workplace environment while remaining professional and productive. Connectivity is an initial issue that employers face in the transition to remote working in terms of costs, internet access, and internal company system traffic because companies are set up to be connected from the workplace and not from home. This is only a transitional issue, and most companies have coped easily and have transitioned smoothly to be connected remotely.
Ultimately people feel more in control of their days so it is crucial for Africa as one big continent.
Thank you to Gizealew Alazie Dagnaw (BSc,MSc) Department of Information Science, Faculty of Informatics, University of Gondar, Ethiopia for this article.
Thank you to Talenteum.africa Community