Tanzania’s state-run University of Dodoma and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology have partnered to introduce robotics science, as use of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies continue to penetrate most corners of the world.
The project will start by setting up a science laboratory at the university.
“Tanzania should embrace all sorts of technologies to enable the country to move into a digital world,” said Mohamed Khamis Abdullah, ICT ministry deputy permanent secretary.
The government official said adoption of robotic technology will help transform various sectors of the economy. He allayed concerns that robots will worsen the state of employment by taking over jobs currently performed by humans.
He said the plan will be a game-changer, transforming economic sectors such as agriculture and health, leading to creation of more jobs.