Intel and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have partnered to train three million Africans and 30,000 government officials in advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and data science.

This initiative aims to revolutionise Africa's digital ecosystem and enhance economic growth and productivity.

The training program will impact various sectors including agriculture, health, and education, addressing socioeconomic challenges and fostering sustainable development across the continent.

Intel's director, Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, emphasised the company's commitment to making advanced technologies accessible to everyone, regardless of location, gender, or ethnicity.

Beyond individual training, the partnership also aims to help African countries and organisations develop consistent policies for digital technologies, promoting a unified approach to digital transformation across Africa.

Despite current challenges in AI development, such as high training costs and a significant talent gap, this initiative represents a significant step towards Africa's active participation in the global AI landscape.