I certainly believe Africa can rise to the occasion and do right by its people in terms of technology. We, however, have to go slow on technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). The sheer number of unemployed people here means that we are not ready for robots to replace human labor. AI can work in some sectors like agriculture, but I don’t think we are ready for an AI dominated workplace.
"One of the key areas for AFC going forward over the next five years is how to de-risk African infrastructure for institutional global capital. How are we able to make African investment attractive to global capital?
We do that by building a coalition of investors. We are looking at how to work with a coalition of investors from across the globe for African investment opportunities. We think it is improving."
The presence of Australian mining companies on the African continent has steadily grown over the past two decades. What will be the future path of Australian companies and the Australian government in Africa? As part of our Future of Mining series AfricaLive talks with Bill Witham of the Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group about the role we can expect to see Australian companies play in the future development of the sector.
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