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Kenya and Africa in the Stanford HAI AI Index Report 2024

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While heavily US leaning, here are some takeaways on Kenya (and Africa) from the AI Index Report 2024 released by Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI):

  1. 👩🏾‍🔬 Africa's Representation in NeurIPS Women in Machine Learning workshop is increasing: In 2023, 8.93% identified as coming from the continent compared to 3.40% in 2022. That's an almost 3x shift


  1. 🤓 Kenyans are leading in awareness of ChatGPT, only behind India by 1%: According to Global Public Opinion on Articial Intelligence (GPO-AI), 2024, 81% of Kenyans polled know what ChatGPT is. India is at 82%.


  1. 👨🏽‍💻 Kenyans use ChatGPT more often than most: 27% of Kenyans polled use the OpenAI platform daily, ranked 3rd after India, and Pakistan. And 42% use it weekly, only beaten by China.


  1. 🕵🏽 Kenyans don't trust the accuracy of AI results but don't expect misuse: 47% of Kenyans polled are concerned of AI's impact on education, 54% on its impact on jobs, and 43% on accuracy. Otherwise 34% are concerned about misuse which is the second lowest % after Pakistan of 31%.


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