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Local AI tech can help Africans breach the digital divide

The language barrier prevents full advantage of the internet as major companies focus on the English capabilities of their products

I was on a Zoom call but I could hear the little voices laughing in the next room. My son was proudly demonstrating to his friends his mastery of our Google Home smart speaker. I could hear the gasps as the artificial intelligence (AI) voice answered questions on the weather forecast and the time of the next full moon. A friend shouted, “Let’s try isiZulu.”..

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