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The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in the Global South.

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The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is viewed as the next important driver for economic growth and sustainable development; but its application in the global south is often overlooked. Drawing on case studies from the health sector in Ghana, we aim to demonstrate the importance of AI applications in the global south. We conclude that enactment of implementable laws and provision of statutory source of funding enshrined in annual budget will be able to sustain the use of AI for economic growth and sustainable development in the global south.

About the speaker

David Botchie, BSc, MPhil, PhD, FHEA
David is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and the current pathway leader for MSc International Business at Brunel Business School (BBS), Brunel University-United Kingdom. Prior to joining BBS in 2017, he held a Research Fellow position at Bournemouth University, UK.

David has over 15 years working experience in interdisciplinary research. His research interests span the fields of artificial intelligence, inclusive digital innovation and technology management, and sustainability. He is currently the convenor of the Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability group at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Brunel University.

David also worked as a consultant in several African countries including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. He holds a PhD in International Development from The Open University, United Kingdom. David also obtained his first degree in Agricultural Economics and a Master of Philosophy degree in Agribusiness, both from University of Ghana.

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Webinar: AI for Sustainability in the Global South: the health sector in focus
Date and time
Tuesday 17 May, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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