Africa’s AI search trends

The purpose of this blog is to track Africa’s contribution to AI. One way I thought of figuring out how well is Africa is doing, was by checking out Google trends. So I input AI into Google and here is the result.

Africa’s search activity compare to the rest of the world

The above graph depicts AI search activity with Google. Approximately 5% of All AI searches since 2012 emanate from Africa. As a reminder Africa accounts for 17% of worlds population.

Africa’s search activity by country

Over the same period of time, I looked at the breakdown within Africa. To my surprise Nigeria ranks high. Can anybody tell me why that is? Please comment.