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Shayne Mann, Singularity University Summit organiser, says the topic of disruptive technologies in Africa will be highlighted at this year's conference.

Shayne Mann, Singularity University Summit organiser, says the topic of disruptive technologies in Africa will be highlighted at this year's conference.

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Shayne Mann, Singularity University Summit organiser, says the topic of disruptive technologies in Africa will be highlighted at this year's conference.

Shayne Mann, Singularity University Summit organiser, says the topic of disruptive technologies in Africa will be highlighted at this year's conference.

 

JOHANNESBURG - Artificial intelligence, robotics and exponential technologies in healthcare, security, design and finance are just some of the topics on the agenda for the first international Singularity University South Africa Summit, which takes place in Midrand from August 23 to 24.

The Singularity University is a global community leveraging exponential technologies to tackle the world’s key challenges. 

With this summit, thought leaders and world organisations will discuss how to use emerging exponential technologies to create positive change and economic growth in Africa. 

One of the organisers, Shayne Mann, spoke to eNCA's Dan Moyane about the summit, and brought along a special friend. 

Some of the speakers at the summit include computer scientist, futurist and award-winning author Ramez Naam, serial entrepreneur David Roberts, engineer and entrepreneur Raymond McCauley, as well as New Zealand-based cybersecurity consultancy Cyber Toa CEO Mandy Simpson.