September 21, 2023
The Africa Center for Strategic Studies will organize an academic webinar to explore the security implications for Africa of the spread of artificial intelligence (AI). The webinar will enable participants to better understand AI’s capabilities, limitations, security implications, and to discuss what these implications imply for African government and security sector actors.
- Expand understanding of what artificial intelligence (AI) is, as well as the capabilities and limitations of current AI-powered technologies.
- Discuss how AI is impacting Africa’s security landscape and consider how the continued advancement of AI is likely to shape security outcomes in the future.
- Explore how African security sector officials, governments, and non-governmental stakeholders can work collectively to mitigate the downsides, risks, and security challenges associated with AI.
- Nathaniel Allen and Ify Okpali, “Artificial Intelligence Creeps onto the African Battlefield”, Brookings Techstream Blog, February 2, 2022
- BBC News Afrique, « Intelligence artificielle : qu’est-ce que c’est, est-elle dangereuse et quels sont les emplois menacés ? » , 19 juin 2023.
- UNESCO, “Draft Text of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” 25 June 2021.
- Nokuthula Olorunju, “African Algorithmic Governance: Benefit of a Community-based Approach,” Research ICT Africa, 03 April 2022.
Dr. Nate Allen
Associate Professor of Security Studies, Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Ms. Nokuthula Olorunju
Attorney and Researcher
Mr. Abdul Hakeem Ajijola
Chair, African Union Cyber Experts Group