Mitsumi Distribution is partnering with Dell Technologies to host innovative workshops that will focus on artificial intelligence (AI). The partnership is expected to drive AI uptake across various sectors of the economy and its applications, particularly within the healthcare industry.

The partnership announcement was made during the inaugural workshop recently held in Nairobi. The workshop was attended by top executives from prominent healthcare service providers including Kenyatta National Hospital, The Nairobi Hospital, Nairobi West Hospital, and The Mater Hospital.

The workshop also generated substantial interest among representatives from the hospitals and healthcare service provider representatives in attendance. The attending stakeholders acknowledged AI’s transformative capacity in enhancing disease detection, optimizing processes, and ultimately elevating patient care standards.

Speaking at the workshop, Arshad Farhad, the Chief Technology Officer overseeing Dell Technologies’ Healthcare and Life sciences sector in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, disclosed a range of AI technologies, with a focus on generative AI. “The purpose of AI is to enhance the capabilities of clinicians and enhance clinical outcomes, rather than supplanting them,” he said.

On his part Rajveer Shah, Director at Mitsumi Distribution affirmed, “Mitsumi Distribution is dedicated to harnessing AI to drive transformation across various sectors in Africa, including healthcare, Financial services, governance, public services, and more. We are poised to deploy our expertise and resources to assist industries in embracing AI and unlocking its full potential.”

Shah added that with a strategic focus on bolstering Africa’s AI capabilities, Mitsumi has made significant investments in recruiting skilled data scientists and engineers from around the world. This has in turn solidified its commitment to fostering an AI-enabled society in Africa.