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Artificial intelligence literacy and information ethics for a 4IR society

Published in Vol 15 of the Innovate (EBIT Faculty, University of Pretoria), this article explores AI Literacy and the role of Information Ethics in the 4IR. The term “Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)” often conjures up images of robots, drones, functioning e-government systems, e-passports and biometric scans. Klaus Schwab’s vision of artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage and quantum computing inspires endless opportunities for progress and development in a variety of spheres, including the physical, digital, medical and educational dimensions.


Promoting collaboration between entities of the Global North and the Global South therefore stimulates thought-provoking considerations that are not only related to the opportunities of the 4IR, but also the inherent social responsibilities of government, academia and civil society.


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