Kenya IGF Online Discussion Day 4 : Emerging Technological trends

Barrack

I can confirm that no feedback was ever forthcoming from the Ministry on
the Policy document that this list contributed to.

Where we are at as a country the policy formulation related to these new
technologies to ensure that the government keeps apace of not only
regulatory issues regarding these technologies but also creating a
continous enabling environment is a critical component of growing ICTs.

Regards

*Ali Hussein*

*Principal*

*AHK & Associates*

Tel: +254 713 601113

Twitter: @AliHKassim

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organizations that I work with.

On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 9:54 AM, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hi Ronald,
>
> I will attempt to address the questions in no particular order.
>
> 1. I think the current policy was developed in a forwad thinking
> manner. It would also be nice to find out the status of the revised
> policy. I am not sure whether Ali Hussein got any feedback from the
> humble requests he had made to the Ministry on the state of the
> revised Policy in any case we are doing fine.
> 2. Artificial Intelligence is already here. Many Kenyans are already
> using artificial intelligence in Agriculture (automated Irrigation
> Systems). Many drivers are also relying on google maps to manage
> traffic and travel related issues.
> 3. There is need to create more awareness and build capacity on how
> various sectors such as Agriculture, Manufacturing can benefit from
> Artificial Intelligence. AI is largely being used by the urbanite and
> has not been embraced fully by the citizenry beyond our major towns
> and cities. With rural electrification , the conversation should be
> extended to Rural areas.
>
> I am also keen to understand whether there is any organization that
> has implemented the TV Whitespace technology locally and the
> requirements for the communications authority for any organization
> that may want to deploy the technology for use in building community
> networks.
>
>
> Best Regards
>
> On 7/13/18, Ronald Ojino via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> wrote:
> > Morning listers,
> >
> > Today, a range of technologies such as artificial intelligence, immersive
> > tech, biotech, autonomous robots, green energy and space travel etc—
> have
> > entered the mainstream and begun to fundamentally disrupt business,
> > geopolitics and everyday life around the world. During the next decade,
> we
> > expect to start transitioning into the next era of computing and
> connected
> > devices, in which we will wear and will command using our voices,
> gestures
> > and touch.
> >
> > As the world rapidly technologically evolves,
> >
> > – How are these trends being adopted locally?
> >
> > – What are the challenges faced in adopting these technologies locally ?
> >
> > – Do local policies cover these technologies?
> >
> > – What are the local measures that can be put in place to promote local
> > innovation in future tech?
> >
> >
> >
> > Lets engage,
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ronald Ojino
> >
> > —
> > Faith is a living and unshakable confidence. A belief in God so assured
> > that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
> >
>
>
> —
> Barrack O. Otieno
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> +254733206359
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