Mastercard on Monday, announced that it was partnering with Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, to address fraud, declines and chargebacks in order to reduce costs and risk for acquirers.
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, said that Nigeria will lead other African countries in Artificial Intelligence, AI, and Blockchain technology. He said this would lead to the economic diversification of the continent.
In South Africa a hotel is using robots to counter some of the challenges of COVID-19. Micha, Lexi and Ariel are on hand to help guests check in, find out more information about on-site facilities and deliver room service requests, as ordered via the hotel's app. Guests can even chat to the robots, whose AI-powered technology is designed to continuously improve their knowledge and interaction skills.