In the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which is driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Africa is increasingly being recognized for its pivotal role. The continent's unique challenges and untapped potential, however, highlight the need to bridge the AI skills gap and establish an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem.

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Enterprise connectivity plays a pivotal role in today's business landscape, enabling seamless communication, data exchange and collaboration. With its numerous benefits, such as real-time decision-making, improved productivity and enhanced customer experience, businesses aiming to leverage connectivity for profitability must overcome certain obstacles.

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In today's interconnected world, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) globally, including those in Africa, face a growing range of cyber threats that can disrupt operations, compromise sensitive data and harm their reputation. As technology advances, malicious actors continuously adapt their tactics to exploit vulnerabilities. SMEs in Africa play a vital role in the economy, contributing to job creation, innovation and overall economic growth.

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In today's digital age, smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. From communication and entertainment to accessing information, these devices offer a world of possibilities. As technology becomes more pervasive, many parents face the decision of when and how to introduce their child to their first smartphone. Recent research has shed light on the costs and requirements parents consider before making this important decision.

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Over the past 50 years, the agriculture industry has undergone a significant transformation. Farm equipment has become larger, faster and more productive because of technological advancements, allowing for the more effective cultivation of larger areas. Additionally, substantially enhanced seeding, irrigation and fertilizers have helped farmers boost harvests. Currently, agriculture is in the early stages of a new revolution that is driven by connectivity and data. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, networked sensors and others could boost yields even more, increase the effectiveness of water and other inputs, and foster sustainability and resilience in both agricultural production and livestock rearing.

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Imagine a world where your hand becomes a personal digital assistant, delivering calls and messages and providing real-time language translations. Prepare to be amazed by a groundbreaking wearable device that redefines our interaction with technology. Designed exclusively for artificial intelligence, it operates independently, eliminating the need for any other device. Seamlessly integrating into daily life, this innovative gadget listens and sees like a human, delivering email updates, message notifications and calendar events with a simple tap or voice command.

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Arizona State University (ASU) has made a groundbreaking advancement in the field of human simulation with the introduction of “ANDI,” the world's first outdoor manikin capable of simulating human functions. This innovative creation promises to revolutionize various industries, particularly those focused on enhancing human performance and well-being.

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Technology has taken hold of most every part of our existence. Indeed, most people have reached the point where they cannot envision a day without using these applications. We live in a digital world where spending quality, productive time without these useful tools is nearly impossible. As technology has advanced, employees in every organization and industry have begun to approach their work from a new perspective. However, a key question arises: does technology help us be more productive at work or merely waste more of our time.

Read more: Do Digital Tools Make Us More or Less Productive at Work?

After three years of implementing remote and hybrid work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work managers have experienced a shift in their perspective on this policy across different industries. While many employees still prefer the flexibility of working from home, some companies are now advocating for a return to in-person office work.

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The recent decision by the Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) to levy a staggering fine of 1.2 billion euros on the Meta Group, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other platforms, has sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry. The fine primarily focuses on Facebook's alleged transfer of personal data belonging to European Internet users to the United States, raising serious concerns about data breaches and privacy violations. With this landmark penalty, the European Union (EU) sets a precedent for taking stringent action against tech giants that fail to adequately protect user data.

Read more: Unprecedented Fine Sets New Benchmark in Data Protection Enforcement

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