In the rapidly evolving world of technology, disruptive forces are always at play. From the early days of the internet to the rise of smartphones, each new innovation has the potential to upend established industries and create new opportunities. However, one technology that is currently causing significant disruption in the tech industry is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AI has the potential to revolutionize many industries, from healthcare to finance, and it is already making significant strides in Africa. Precious Oshideko, a certified Information Technology Auditor and social entrepreneur, is one of the leaders in this space. With over two decades of experience in formal social impact endeavors across Africa, Asia, and the USA, Precious has witnessed firsthand the potential for technology to transform lives.
Fuelled by his dedication to nurturing young minds, Precious has initiated a free training platform called Arete-Zale Consulting. This initiative empowers the youth with the skills and tools required to venture into modern opportunities and unleash their potential. In addition, he has presented at numerous youth conferences, exceeding 100 higher education institutions in Nigeria, including internationally acclaimed universities within the region.
However, Precious is also a thought leader in the field of AI. He recognizes the potential for AI to disrupt existing technology and create new opportunities. The efficiency and accuracy that AI offers have the potential to transform industries. As AI becomes more widespread, it will likely significantly impact how we use technology.
AI can diagnose diseases more accurately and provide more personalized treatments in healthcare. In finance, AI can identify fraudulent transactions and optimize investment decisions. In business, AI can automate decision-making processes and improve customer service.
But there are also potential risks associated with AI, as Precious notes. For example, AI can be used to make ethical decisions, such as deciding who should have access to healthcare or financial services. However, it is also essential to consider the potential for AI to be used for malicious purposes, such as to manipulate public opinion or to automate cyber-attacks.
Despite these risks, Precious believes that AI has the potential to transform Africa and empower its youth. He sees AI as a powerful tool for improving lives and creating new opportunities. With the proper safeguards, AI can be a force for good in Africa and beyond.
As more African youth embrace the opportunities presented by AI, the continent is poised to become a global leader in this field. With pioneers like Precious Oshideko leading the way, the future of AI in Africa looks bright. The disruptions caused by AI will continue to shape the tech industry and pave the way for innovations in the years to come.