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iAfrikan BYTES features commentary on African technology news, insights, opinion and analysis with tech industry leaders and professionals. The podcasts are from interviews conducted by iAfrikan staff whether at events or when needed for commentary.

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iAfrikan BYTES features commentary on African technology news, insights, opinion and analysis with tech industry leaders and professionals. The podcasts are from interviews conducted by iAfrikan staff whether at events or when needed for commentary.

    Exploring AI, Human-Computer Interaction, And African Innovation With Daniela Massiceti

    Exploring AI, Human-Computer Interaction, And African Innovation With Daniela Massiceti

    AI and machine learning technologies are being used in numerous industries that were previously thought to be restricted to using conventional production techniques.

    In this episode of iAfrikan BYTES features a talk between Daniela Massiceti and us as part of our ongoing coverage series on African AI and machine learning research. Daniela is an intriguing and surprising person who specializes in machine learning and human-computer interfaces.

    Daniela clarifies the precise meaning of human-computer interactions and discusses how they are used in business. She also discusses how The Indaba has influenced her thoughts and methodology around AI and machine learning.

    • 23 min
    Abeba Birhane On Embodied Cognition And Cognitive Science In AI

    Abeba Birhane On Embodied Cognition And Cognitive Science In AI

    Cognitive scientist, Prof. Abebe Birhane, joined iAfrikan for an episode of iAfrikan BYTES, live at the University of Ghana during Deep Learning Indaba in September 2023.
    Awarded Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in AI"  Abebe helped establish the field of auditing publicly available AI training datasets. This is very important because it keeps dangerous datasets from being gathered, which could cause AI to inherently be biased, sexist, or racist.
    In our conversation, Abebe shares insights on her recent paper, on how she and co authors came to the startling conclusion that AI models trained on larger datasets are more likely to display harmful biases and stereotypes. 

In addition, she discusses the importance of the Kambule Doctoral Award, Alele-Williams Masters Award, and Maathai Impact Award on the fringes of the Indaba in her role as an awards committee member.

    • 19 min
    Benjamin Rosman On Deep Learning Indaba Impact On Africa and Co-founding Lelapa AI

    Benjamin Rosman On Deep Learning Indaba Impact On Africa and Co-founding Lelapa AI

    In this enlightening episode of iAfrikan BYTES, we sit down with Professor Benjamin Rosman, a leading expert in machine learning and robotics at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the visionary Co-founder of both the Deep Learning Indaba and Lelapa.ai. Delve into the origins and impact off the Indaba, starting from its inaugural event in 2017, and explore the burgeoning AI ecosystem across Africa and insights into Prof. Rosman’s academic journey and his ventures in AI entrepreneurship.

    • 32 min
    Dr. Ayokor Korsah On The Role Of African Universities In Developing Intelligent Systems For Africa

    Dr. Ayokor Korsah On The Role Of African Universities In Developing Intelligent Systems For Africa

    Embark on an inspiring journey with Dr. Ayoko Korsah as she shares her unfiltered insights on AI, robotics, and education in Ghana. In this candid conversation, we explore her experiences breaking gender barriers, the challenges in Africa education, and the evolving tech landscape. Dr. Ayoko advocates for a holistic approach, introducing AI concepts at the undergraduate level and preparing student for the future.

    Join us for a real talk on the intersection of AI, education, and Ghanaian culture. Subscribe now for an eye-opening exploration of technology’s role in shaping the future of Ghana Don’t miss out hit the subscribe button, and let’s dive into the heart of Africa’s tech revolution with Dr. Ayoko.

    • 20 min
    Courtney On Justice Code Foundation, VoteBot Maathai Impact Award CO-Winner 2023

    Courtney On Justice Code Foundation, VoteBot Maathai Impact Award CO-Winner 2023

    Maathai Impact Award—a beacon celebrating African innovators utilizing machine learning and AI for positive change. An annual spectacle at the Deep Learning Indaba, this award echoes Wangari Maathai's legacy by recognizing outstanding contributions across technology, society, environment, and economy.

    First on the spotlight is Courteney Mukoyi, founder of Justice Code Foundation. iAfrikan Bytes takes you through a riveting episode, uncovering how this tech-driven organization is rewriting the narrative of Human Rights advocacy in Zimbabwe. From promoting transparency to ensuring justice access, Courteney's work is a superhero saga where technology becomes the catalyst for societal transformation

    Join us on iAfrikan Bytes for an insightful conversation that goes beyond the code and uncovers the real-world impact of technology.

    • 16 min
    Paul On Zindi, Maathai Impact Award CO-Winner 2023

    Paul On Zindi, Maathai Impact Award CO-Winner 2023

    Maathai Impact Award—a beacon celebrating African innovators utilizing machine learning and AI for positive change. An annual spectacle at The Deep Learning Indaba, this award echoes Wangari Maathai's legacy by recognizing outstanding contributions across technology, society, environment, and economy.

    Hold onto your tech hats as iAfrikan Bytes cranks up the volume on Paul Kennedy, Chief of Staff at Zindi. This episode transforms into a symphony of data science innovation, showcasing how Zindi, Africa's data science hub, connects minds, fosters learning, and tackles global challenges. Paul's narrative is not just an interview; it's a glimpse into the heartbeat of a data revolution that's redefining the tech landscape.

    Join us on iAfrikan Bytes for an insightful conversation that goes beyond the code and uncovers the real-world impact of technology.

    • 12 min

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