South African minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has been nominated as a member of the newly formed global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council. As the fourth industrial revolution becomes a reality leaders from across the world are being invited to connect, cooperate and network. This to be proactively ready for the coming changes.
The AI Council which is organised by the World Economic Centre for the fourth industrial revolution will encompass ministers, regulators, executives, technical and civil society experts from the around the world. Members of the council will help shape policies strategies and guild the direction in which AI and machine learning is implemented across the world.
The AI Council will look in to the skills needed to deal with the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Block-chain, drone technology and the Internet of things. South Africa like every other country wants to be at the forefront on the new industrial. An initiative like this one allows for the country to gain a leading edge, as well as enhance its own spectrum with regards to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).