In a compelling conversation with Google’s Senior Vice President of Research, Technology & Society, James Manyika, Strive Masiyiwa, the London-based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist, has articulated the immense potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in reshaping education throughout African nations that have grappled with decades of disadvantage.
Masiyiwa, renowned for his leadership in the international technology sphere as the founder and executive chairman of Econet Global and Cassava Technologies, envisions AI as the catalyst for leveling the playing field in the education sector. His vision extends to addressing the stark reality that over 60 million African children remain outside the school gates, with more than 400 million global students receiving an education that falls significantly short of its promise.
Throughout his illustrious career, Strive Masiyiwa has been a driving force in Africa’s mobile telecommunications industry, uniting communities and enterprises across the continent. Simultaneously, he has championed initiatives fostering entrepreneurship, education, and comprehensive socio-economic development across the African landscape.
The convergence of Masiyiwa’s visionary insights and AI’s transformative potential holds promise for a brighter educational future across Africa.