Ghana Technology News-An IT practitioner based in the UK has decried Ghanaians reliance on religion for their wellbeing.
He says Ghanaians invest more in religious institutions than in their businesses, institutions and healthcare; a situation he says will not auger well for the country.
“Our reliance on religion for breakthroughs is now part and parcel of the Ghanaian culture and mental state… Ghana is a case study in “How religion spoils everything and retards economic growth”. Why? Well for one we invest more in our religious institutions than we do in our businesses, our institutions, and healthcare. This is a fact. I listened with great interest as a “man of God “encouraged his followers to donate 1 million dollars. With great surprise and horror. And I asked myself, for what purpose?”
Alfred Opare Saforo in a Facebook post suggested Ghanaians shed their religious garment and put on that of technology since that is where the world is headed.
He wants Ghana as a country to turn specifically to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
“Artificial intelligence (AI) unlike religion will change our lives very soon. For sure! – while we have been fasting and praying and looking to the sky for solutions. The west has been busy investing in the next paradigm shift. I have watched almost every Ted talk on AI, and what I see scares me to the core. We need to wake up to this technology fast or face total economic and financial ruin for good!”
Mr. Saforo who works with TeamAlfy; a web programming company in the United Kingdom says it is not too late for Ghana to get into AI programming and related stuff. He however believes Ghana as a country needs to stop wasting resources on fruitless ventures and dedicate resources to AI for the next 10 years in order to see massive transformation.
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