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June 25 - 27 - Beijing, China
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Monday, June 25 • 16:40 - 17:20
Africa's AI Story: Opportunities for Open Source Projects - Opetunde Adepoju, ladoke Akintola University of Technology

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When the whole world talks about innovation in artificial intelligence they usually don't mention Africa. Let's just give them a benefit of doubt and say they forgot about Africa in artificial intelligence innovation. But they are missing out on a huge market share opportunity which abounds in Africa.

In this talk, I will tell the story of AI technologies which have been built by Africans for Africa:
- the story of kudi.ai, lara.ng, delivery science, flyzipline.

I will highlight extensively on opportunities that abound in various fields which open source projects can help solve. I will dig deeper by giving various open source project ideas and a how to build a successful business model from such projects in relation to Africa's market and culture.

Lastly, I will prove with statistics the huge benefits companies who build solutions around Africa's opportunities stand to gain

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Opetunde Adepoju

Data science student, ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Opetunde is a Global Women in Data Science Ambassador, an initiative of Stanford University and a lead community manager of Facebook Data Science community in Nigeria. She started her career in data science in 2017 and has delivered a speech on data science and Africa at pycon Nigeria... Read More →


Monday June 25, 2018 16:40 - 17:20
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