Rustenburg - North West youth were looking forward to the opportunities the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology was expected to bring, Premier Job Mokgoro said on Friday.
"Without a doubt, the 4IR is shaking the world rapidly," Mokgoro said in Rustenburg during a holographic broadcast of the digital economy submit.
The summit was held in Midrand, Johannesburg and was beamed live at the Rustenburg Civic Centre in North West.
Mokgoro said there would be job losses but, those who acquired the right skills would be able to leverage in new jobs.
Participants in Rustenburg said they were impressed by how the technology made it possible for events unfolding in Midrand to be live in Rustenburg.
The youngest participant was Ororiseng Babeile, aged 10.