Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa

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Closing the Gap is an accessible overview of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the impact it is set to have on various sectors in South Africa and Africa. It explores the previous industrial revolutions that have led up to this point and outlines South Africa’s position through each one. 

“Closing the gap is probably the best guide to understanding the 4IR that I have ever read” – Sasha Planting

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Closing the Gap is an accessible overview of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the impact it is set to have on various sectors in South Africa and Africa. It explores the previous industrial revolutions that have led up to this point and outlines South Africa’s position through each one. 

With a focus on artificial intelligence as a core concept in understanding the 4IR, this book uses familiar concepts to explain artificial intelligence, how it works and how it can be used in banking, mining, medicine and many other fields. 

Written from an African perspective, Closing the Gap addresses the challenges and fears around the 4IR by pointing to the opportunities presented by new technologies and outlining some of the challenges and successes to date. 

To watch the virtual book launch webinar with Business Maverick Associate Editor Sasha Planting and Professor Tshilidzi Marwala click here: https://youtu.be/rFo4Ij0MrZE