Is AI taught sufficiently in developing countries?
Given the dwindled growth of AI in Africa, numerous computer science tutors have not yet firmly grasped the knowledge base, to tailor the best innovative strategy to teach it. Policies still need to be developed by African leaders, that will promote technological development by encouraging innovation and investment in AI.
The difficulty of teaching AI to non-computer majors require a more elaborate but contextualised approach to the African culture and ethics. Involving of the community in hands on projects that brings AI solutions using local resources has proven to be a successful effort in a Ghana research by Mills-Tettey. This can be adopted by all African countries who are aiming at meeting the minimum fourth industrial revolution requirements.
UNESCO and CODEMAO have been actively involved in promoting AI to the African communities through funding projects like Africa Code Week Challenge. In these competitions young Africans from the age of 10 – 16 are taught how to use scratch programming and are expected to come up with a solution related to Global warming solution. This and many other efforts greatly improve digitalisation in the growing economies.