Weekly Roll!

These weekly polls are quite exciting and give an alternative view of things. This past we had a poll on some international Gospel groups that are making a significant mark in the world. As always curiosity struck that we haven’t had these groups performing in Botswana at least not for the past 5 years but for what reason.

Our general poll asked our users which Gospel group/artist they would love to see performing live in Botswana. A choice of three was given, first being Sinach Joseph, international Gospel artist from Nigeria with hit songs such as “I know who I am” scoring 31%. Spirit of Praise based in South Africa scored 27% of our total votes which too is significant. The last shortlisted group was Joyous Celebration also based in South Africa and they appear to be the most desired and popular group Batswana would love to see performing live in Botswana at 42% of the total votes. For the promoters looking to host a Gospel show in Botswana, here is some good market research for you.

On the jobs side, we took up an artificial intelligence poll on what exactly the impact of this new thing could have on us Batswana. The poll asked if artificial intelligence was a real threat to human employment or it’s just what we thought out of our misunderstanding of the concept. AI (pronounced AYE-EYE) or artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. Particular applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision to name a few.

With a clearer understanding of AI, one would wonder if we’d still have the same view on whether AI is a threat or not. Another factor one needs to bear in mind is that these machines are made by human beings therefore their advancement will be dependant on that. Of all our respondents, 57% believed that AI is a threat to human employment while 43% are not in agreement to it. We are, however, in Botswana still far from the use AI as extensively as more developed states but it is not to say we are fine. Employers and employees need to ready themselves for the introduction of AI.