Chris Orwa on Future Directions of STS in Africa


Chris Orwa (July 2018): "Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence the two technologies that are fast garnering interest in Kenya and Africa. For Blockchain, it promises to eradicate corruption which is endemic in the continent – developers and entrepreneurs are hoping to cash in on this craze and institutions are willing to take up the solutions. Artificial Intelligence has been taunted as the key to unlock secrets in data – since almost all collect data, they are hoping their growth will come from unlocking the data secrets."


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August 5, 2018 - 4:59pm

Critical Commentary

AO: This excerpt from Chris Orwa's response to a questionnaire survey related to STS in Africa highlights his thoughts on future directions for STS in Africa and helps to answer the STS Across Borders' analytic question: "How is the future of this STS formation envisioned?" 

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Anonymous, "Chris Orwa on Future Directions of STS in Africa", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 5 August 2018, accessed 9 June 2023.