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Artificial Intelligence Africa - Unlocking the Potential of AI in Africa

Accelerating your enterprise AI roadmap and placing you at the forefront of implementation.

Artificial Intelligence Africa will bring together technology leaders and end-user pioneers to debate & discuss how AI is addressing the most urgent challenges on the African continent. Join the African AI revolution.

About Artificial Intelligence Africa

AI transcends every area of business and society today, from global conglomerates to SMEs, CIOs to heads of functions, AI is fuelling operational and commercial evolution at light-speed pace. With AI’s business value on the continent is set to exceed $45bn by 2025, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to understand how this growth is being translated into practical commercial solutions for enterprise.

AI Africa brings together technology leaders and end-user pioneers to look at how AI is addressing the most urgent challenges on the continent, from developing tech skill sets and expanding entrepreneurial prospects to driving global competitiveness.

How to Equip Africa’s Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Entrepreneurs


Industry experts discuss leveraging Africa’s wealth of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs to increase its voice in the global AI research community. Find out how private tech companies partnering with public research institutes to build AI-enabled societies. Explore the role of progressive policy and regulation in Africa’s AI revolution. Understand plans for a coordinated, pan-African AI development strategy.

Hear from:

  • Moustapha Cisse, Head of AI Centre, Google
  • Nicolas Poussielgue, CEO at Dakar Institute of Technology 
  • Nomso Kana, Governor at Nuclear Energy Foundation Agency 
  • Pius Illah, Head of Innovation and Partnership at The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA)

The role of AI in Africa's fight against COVID 19.


In partnership with AI Business, this panel discussion examines how telcos and intergovernmental organisations have been partnering to gather user-generated data to examine transmission trends of the disease.

Also, this panel identifies some of the most important AI-driven projects in the battle against COVID.

Speakers:

  • Precious Lunga, Co-founder & CEO at Baobab Circle
  • Dr Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Max Smolaks, Global Editor at AI Business
  • Bruce Mellado, Senior Scientist & Professor at iThembaLabs & Witwatersrand School of Physics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa. Interview with Asif Valley (Microsoft).


COVID-19 opened the world’s eyes to digital transformation as never before. Remote learning, working and socializing has seen people embrace more technology than ever.

Much of this adoption is of technology that has been around for quite a while, but we’re increasingly seeing some advance services and solutions being spoken about as countries and companies look to emerge from the crisis stronger.

One of these, probably the most prominent, is artificial intelligence (#AI).

Advancing AI across Africa is as great a priority as it has even been.

We caught up with Microsoft's National Technology Officer, Asif Valley, to discuss this in more detail.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AFRICA SERIES

Learn about the role of Artificial Intelligence in Africa, including opportunities and ways organisations are using AI to propel Africa into the 4IR.