Rwanda becomes the first African nation to launch an AI Research centre

Rwanda becomes the first African nation to launch an AI Research centre

Rwanda has recently announced the establishment of C4IR, Centre of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Through this initiative the government of Rwanda drafts an understanding that with the hasty inventions witnessed during the pandemic, there is an augmented need to develop technological and digital capacities to construct more robust systems for a sustainable economy and healthier society.

According to Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information, Communication Technology, and Innovation, Rwanda has announced that the C4IR establishment will work along with the stakeholders across the world to pilot and design new viewpoints to technology governance that promotes innovation in a responsible and inclusive way.

Meanwhile, C4IR is already working on projects like the nation’s AI policy and laws governing the safety of personal privacy and data.

Commenting on the launch, Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, stated that the announcement of Fourth Industrial Revolution was a source of pride for the country as it demonstrated the advancement in technology and science.

Paul stated that the centre’s set-up has been made possible due to the country’s investments in technology and science.

The team hopes that they will build on investments by making the Fourth Industrial Revolution a contributing solution and an equalizing force for some of the most concerning issues.

Paul added that they are pleased to have World Economic Forum as a partner in this and other vital endeavours.

Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum, stated that the new C4IR centre will set its standard in the nation as it is the first of its kind in Africa.

Borge mentioned that Rwanda Centre for the Industrial Revolution will play a vital role in achieving Rwanda’s mission to become an upper-middle-income country by 2035.

As per sources, Crystal Rugege, Managing Director for the facility, commented that it will be a stimulant for Africa to lead the world in shaping a more inclusive Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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