Education is not limited to e-learning or activities at Universities and schools. As a young ambitious African child, the focus must be on observing trends, upgrading our knowledge systematically, or otherwise constantly curious about the world around us.
In this blog post, I, Gemma Usiku, fellow Coding4Jobs Learner and Developer at Glowdom.com, am going to share with you what I learned about the State of AI in Africa when I attended the first global launch of the State of AI in Africa 2022 Report.
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What is AI?
“Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing, and speech recognition and machine vision.” – Google
If you are interested in learning more, AWS in collaboration with Intel and Udacity offers programs such as the AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program and AWS Machine Learning Engineer Scholarship Program
According to the article, Africa is joining the Global AI by Quartz Africa there are approximately
2400 companies that specialize in AI. Now that sounds like a lot of companies but when compared to global regions such as Asia, Europe, and North America, as shown in the image below by the State of AI in Africa 2022 Report, we are very far behind.
The in-depth discussion of the Global launch of the State of AI in Africa Report – Global Launch with WEF & ITU AI4Good is on youtube.
The lack of jobs is affected by the lack of business and products being created. When learning keep in mind that you may also be the creator of jobs if not for others, for yourselves. Therefore, be sure to learn more about the gaps in the market. For example, there are huge gaps in the AI space and willing investors.
Recently, InstaDeep, a Tunis and London-based enterprise AI startup raised 100 million in funding.
Be inspired to think big and learn, then implement it, and make friends with people who turn into co-founders of your own companies. There is no limit, African child!
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