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KCA University VC Urges Tech Players to Make Kenya an Innovation Hub

Peter Musila 2 years ago

KCA University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Noah Midamba, has urged young Kenyans in various institutions to think of ways to use technology and transform the world.

This happened during the opening of TechWeek yesterday at the Varsity’s premises, a three-day event that is presenting great networking opportunities for players in the tech world.

 “We spent a lot of time thinking of how we can migrate from non-digital native to the current state. We live in defined moment; you all have the ability to transform this world the way you know it. Open Your ears and minds to any possibility that is going to change the world.” the VC said in his opening remarks.

According to him, knowledge gained by students from institutions coupled with experience become impactful to the world with the help of technology.

Through the event, individuals and institutions get to learn how high-tech innovation, robotics and digitization is set to transform the world in the near future as it has started to take place in the western countries.

“We have to think on ways to react on the fourth industrial revolution set to take place in the near future in terms of institutions, institutional innovations, and new Artificial Intelligence,” emphasized Prof Midamba.

He further highlighted the need to understand and take part in Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it is expected to be future of all transactions even at workplaces.

AI is a branch of computer science that is concerned with the automation of intelligent behavior. This enables a device to be able to find similarities between situations despite the differences which may separate them. With AI, the machines can pose as humans allowing humans to converse with the unseen respondent.

“You can make good use of your smartphone to create new ideas, you can create a home grown one here in Kenya and not only using it to chat with friends. We are in a very serious transformation time to move inconsistent with the fourth industrial revolution,” he challenged the audience.

Other topics set to be discussed and showcased include Blockchain, discovery pitches and a hackathon with participants to be awarded on the last day of the event.

Also, the role of the government regulators and development partners in closing the digital gender gap, mobile payments now and future, and renegotiating workspaces will be tackled.

TechWeek helps in fostering young talents and drive research towards transforming the technology sector, which leads to a high-value productive economy.

Additionally, it gives insights into career opportunities in Information Technology and the upcoming trends in the IT sector.

Developer Circles, Predictive Analytics, Zalengo, Uniscoo, Institute of the Software, Moringa, among others sponsored the event.

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