Illustrations: Jordan Moss

Africa Is Building an A.I. Industry That Doesn’t Look Like Silicon Valley

Researchers want to pave their own path. But the growing industry is still dependent on tech giants like Google and Microsoft.

We need to find a way to build African machine learning in our image.

Establishing a presence in Africa now means building valuable relationships with users from the very start of their digital lives

“A large part of the Indaba’s funding came from international organizations, and many of our international speakers came from international technology companies.”

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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