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Smart Machines and Other Emerging Technologies Impact Africa's 'Frontier Economies'

Published: 18 September 2015

ID: G00291243

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen


Mobile technologies continue to transform connectivity in Africa and to create new business opportunities while addressing some of the continent's pressing socioeconomic challenges. This research explores whether smart machine and other emerging technologies can hold the same promise.

Table Of Contents


  • Internet of Things: Improving Mobile Connectivity and Asset Utilization
  • Maker Machines: 3D Printing Is Developing Products Faster and Cheaper
  • Augmented Humans and Wearables
  • Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Smart Machines: Advanced Analytics Offers Wide-Range Solutions

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