Kenya IGF Online Discussion Day 4 : Emerging Technological trends

Listers,

It is true that as information becomes more accessible through the use of
mobile devices for stakeholders throughout various sectors, people are
gradually moving toward more efficient ways of enhancing efficiency,
increasing incomes, and capturing more value by linking fragmented markets
in the case of the agriculture sector.

However, it has been proven that many at times, people’s existing (local)
knowledge, and expertise, or their experience in the context of the local
operating environment is rarely taken into account when programs or
solutions are designed for them. Policy makers or developers need to have
an understanding that the end user of any innovation is a customer not to
be seen as a beneficiary. Therefore it is good to have policies in place
that nurture domestic ICT skills. On the other hand, the government needs
to ensure accessible and affordable tools, and ensure that the private
sector is capable of offering mobile broadband / infrastructural services
at affordable prices

*Kind Regards,*

*David Indeje *

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On Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at 12:40, Ronald Ojino via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Thanks Barrack for the response.
> Indeed emerging technologies play a great role in our society and they
> hold the key to the future
> As Ali has pointed out, it is unfortunate that there has been no feedback
> from the govt as regards policies to regulate these technologies . If there
> are policies we will definitely end up adapting these technologies in a
> structured manner. I hope this discussion injects some impetus to the
> policy formulation process for the emerging technologies.
> Artificial intelligence seems to have gotten a head start in terms of
> implementation across various sectors.
> 1. Apart from Agriculture and Manufacturing, in which other sectors has AI
> been implemented (if possible examples)?
> 2. What of technologies such as IoT i.e smart grids/ smart agriculture
> etc, Virtual reality and Whitespace technology are they being implemented
> locally?
> 3. What of blockchains, any progress in its implementation in the lands
> registry?
> Over to you members.
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:29 PM, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> 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*
>>
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>>
>> *AHK & Associates*
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>> 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.
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> —
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