Today morning I went through this article from The Citizen : 62% of Tanzanians are against the use of Artificial Intelligence-Report.
But what if 62% of Tanzanians don’t know they use Artificial Intelligence every day?
May be let us dive deep. The survey results from East Africa, and around the world, make it clear that Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. AI is increasingly being used in everyday activities, from social media platforms to autonomous vehicles and data analytics, and it's no surprise that people are expressing concern about how it is impacting their lives.
The rise of AI has been exponential in recent years, with the technology being used in an ever-increasing number of industries, from healthcare and finance to education and transportation. AI is everywhere and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to run away from its impact. AI is being used to develop more efficient and accurate medical diagnosis, to optimize traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion, to detect fraud and financial crimes, and to automate customer service. AI is also being utilized to develop more accurate and efficient predictive models, improve decision-making, and to generate insights and recommendations.
AI is also being used in agriculture to improve crop yields, and in retail to provide more personalized shopping experiences. What's more, AI is being used to provide personalized healthcare, providing better diagnosis and treatment options to patients. AI is also being used to monitor air quality and detect potential environmental risks. The survey results make it clear that people in East Africa, and around the world, are concerned about the potential impact of AI on their lives. This is why it's essential that the development of AI technology is done in a way that takes into account the needs and concerns of the public. This means that developers must ensure that AI solutions are ethical and responsible, and that they take into account the local context in which they are being used. It also means that AI must be designed in a way that respects the privacy of individuals, and that it does not perpetuate existing inequalities or create new ones.
I am an avid believer in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential to revolutionize the way we interact with our environment and how we do business. Last week , I was talking to one of our Software developer, I call her Madam Coder, Ms. Sharon. I asked
“What do you think is the future of UjuziNet Group?”
She replied “We are fast growing Software as a service company” . I told her, we are much more than that. We are actually becoming AI as a Service instead.
As a believer in AI , I have seen first-hand the power that AI can bring to the software industry. AI has the potential to transform the way we interact with computers and software, allowing us to automate complex tasks and create more efficient workflows. At UjuziNet Group, we have developed several software platforms that make use of AI to add value to the user experience. Our EMA Cloud ERP platform uses AI to offer predictive analytics and other features that improve the user experience. By leveraging AI, users can get valuable insights into their business operations and make informed decisions that improve their bottom line.
Similarly, our AdBox Social Media and CRM platform uses AI to help users optimize their social media campaigns. AI allows users to target the right audience, create personalized content, and track the performance of their campaigns in real-time. This allows for an unprecedented level of customization and optimization of campaigns, making them more effective and efficient.
Finally, here is my heartbeat , our Mazao Hub Farm ERP platform uses AI to streamline the management of agricultural operations. By leveraging AI, users can automate tedious and time-consuming processes like crop yield prediction, soil analysis
Ultimately, it's clear that AI is here to stay and that no one can run away from it. But if it is developed responsibly, it has the potential to bring great benefit to Tanzania, East Africans, and to people around the world.