The Nordic Africa Institute


Young population makes Africa well placed for AI revolution


Francois Regis, intern at NAI is focusing on the fast-growing field of Artificial Intelligence. Photo: Mattias Sköld

Date • 6 Mar 2023

African governments seem to find the possibilities of AI compelling. Several African countries have adopted national AI agendas, including Egypt, Kenya and Rwanda. Some analysts say AI could expand Africa’s economy by a staggering $1.5 trillion by 2030—about 50 percent of its current GDP—if it could capture 10 percent of the global AI market. But what is required for the use of AI to reach its full potential on the African continent?