234pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020
Focusing on artificial intelligence as a core concept in understanding the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Marwala explains how artificial intelligence works and how it can be used in banking, mining, medicine and many other fields.
"A holistic take on AI from an African perspective, Closing the Gap joins the dots on deploying AI effectively into everyday business and life." Renuka Methil, editor of Forbes Africa
"This book simplifies complex concepts through relatable stories and awakens fellow Africans to the opportunities ushered in by the 4IR. Closing the Gap must occupy our waking times." Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive of Altron
Tshilidzi Marwala is Vice-chancellor and Principle of the University of Johannesburg and deputy to Cyril Ramaphosa on the South African Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was the chair of System Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.