The Emergence of Artificial Intelligence in Africa and its Impact on the Enjoyment of Human Rights

In: African Journal of Legal Studies
Olayinka Oluwamuyiwa Ojo Associate Professor, Department of Public Law, Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University Sonipat, Haryana India

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Meeting the rising need for development and tackling the attendant challenges in Africa requires pragmatic and innovative strategies. Although there is evidence that political governance is improving across the continent, these improvements are not meeting the expectations and needs of several sections of the society. Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be one tool with a great potential to address these current challenges. Just like every innovative technology, AI has both positive and negative aspects. This article examines the human rights implications of AI introduction into Africa in light of rights enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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