We are excited to announce that AI Saturdays Uyo and Port Harcourt, Tanzania AI lab and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST AI Community) will be joining the Alliance4ai FutureMakers Academy
There has been a considerable amount of movement in the startup ecosystem in the African continent the past few years. More solutions are coming up with more creativity and disruptive edge. Just like the first world countries, African youths are also tapping into Artificial Intelligence to make their products more efficient in terms of time, …
After 60 minutes of deliberation from leaders of top AI communities in Africa, we learnt that the single major challenge blocking Africa’s trained data scientists from using available data to build world class solutions is the difficulty and expense in accessing fast computers, built to make AI a reality in other continents.
Alex Tsado’s keynote during the ITU’s AI for good global summit.
The full session was the first of its kind, featuring an Africa-only panel at the largest AI stage talking about African solutions to crucial global problems, calling the world’s attention to how collaboration can help drive sustainability and reduce the growing quality of life gap expanding with technology disruption.
We caught up with our first Alliance4ai chapter in Ghana this past week and received very exciting news. Megan, Sharon and Leticia, the leaders of the chapter in their A-level program had just received scholarships to study at prestigious universities in Africa and America. We felt especially proud that some of the 12 members of the chapter chose to have a focus in artificial intelligence while they are in university.
Saturday 2nd May 2020, a day that may go down in history as the beginning of Africa wide collaboration of AI communities. This was the day 14 AI communities, representing 7,400 members came together to brainstorm and strategize what an Africa wide AI community should look like, and what it should focus on achieving. If …