Professor Marwala is an accomplished scholar with multidisciplinary research interests that include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine. He has an extensive track record in human capacity development and has published 23 books on artificial intelligence. Professor Marwala is the Vice-chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg and before that he was the Deputy Vice-chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and Executive Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment, both at the University of Johannesburg. He is the Chair of the Africa Health Research Institute, a member of the Namibian 4IR Task Team and trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The panel delves into key challenges and opportunities to support the transition of young people 15 to 24 years of age into decent work.