An Overview of AI in Africa: Navigating Localization, Innovations, and Opportunities

Track: Multilingual AI | AI8 |   Everyone |
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Held in: Sierra, Lobby Level
Sheriff Issaka - African Languages Lab 
Tumi Samuel-Ipaye - African Languages Lab
Host: Ulrich Henes

As we stand on the cusp of the fifth industrial revolution, Africa is poised to catch up and take its place on the global stage. Join us in this enlightening session as we delve into the current landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) in Africa. We will cover a wide spectrum of topics including localization efforts, inherent challenges, proven best practices, innovative solutions, and business opportunities. We will explore the latest AI trends in Africa, extending beyond natural language processing, to encompass insights into companies venturing into or originating from Africa. We will also dive into their initiatives, long-term visions, and provide statistics and trends that are shaping the AI ecosystem on the continent.