Kenya launches AI and blockchain report

The Ministry of Information and Communications in Kenya has launched an artificial intelligence and blockchain report, ‘Emerging technologies for Kenya: Exploration and analysis’. The report was developed by a task force appointed last year to study the transformative technologies which will drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution in relation to Kenya.

The report focuses on the potential application of the technologies to the current government’s plan, the ‘Big Four Agenda’, on food and nutrition security, affordable housing, enhancing manufacturing, and universal health coverage. It envisions the use of the technologies to eliminate corruption, facilitate financial inclusion, improve public service delivery with blockchain, and reduce transaction costs.