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AI Expo 2020 Africa: Intel to Promote inclusion of African Youths in AI Discourse

AI Expo 2020 Africa intel

  • Intel Corp, a US-based multinational technology company, is set to facilitate the participation of African youth in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the ‘Intel Youth in AI ePavilion’ at AI Expo Africa 2020. 
  • AI Expo Africa 2020 is one of the largest B2B trade-focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA, and Data Science industry conferences in Africa, running for the third year in a row.
  • Due to the laws and limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s show will be held online from 3rd to the 4th of September 2020.

Intel Corp, a US-based multinational technology company, is set to facilitate the participation of African youth in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the ‘Intel Youth in AI ePavilion’ at AI Expo Africa 2020.

This is after the industry-leading tech giant decided to fund nine youth-focused companies and organisations to participate in this year’s expo.

The co-founder of AI Media Group and director of AI Expo Africa, Roy Bannister spoke on Intel’s participation as the event’s sponsor. “We’re delighted to welcome Intel back as a sponsor this year, especially given their focus on skills development and great support in the past, where Intel assisted us in providing free AI Workshops to a large number of data science students, young engineers and entrepreneurs.”

AI Expo Africa 2020, now in its third year, is the biggest trade-focused AI, Robotic Process Automation ( RPA), 4IR, and Data Science industry conference on the continent. Due to the laws and limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s show will be held online from 3rd to the 4th of September 2020.

The AI Expo Africa 2020 speaker line-up features keynotes by Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum; Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor, UN AI expert and lecturer at the University of California, and Fred Werner, Head of Strategic Engagement at the International Telecommunication Union, and Bayo Adekanmbi, CTO MTN Nigeria and founder of Data Science Nigeria.

Other speakers include Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor of Johannesburg University and Deputy Head of South Africa’s 4IR Commission.

The Intel ‘Youth in AI ePavilion’ will support and highlight youth-focused AI companies and organisations as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives.

Nick Bradshaw, co-founder of AI Media Group — organisers of AI Expo Africa explains that the event will not only provide a forum for emerging entrepreneurs but will also serve as a learning programme.

“With the impact of COVID, we have taken the entire community online this year. It means we can reach more countries and include more people. Uniquely this platform not only allows us to run our two-day business event, but it also serves as a 30-day learning platform after the main event ends. All the talks, vendor booths, posters, and content are available for young people, students, entrepreneurs and learners from across South Africa and wider Africa to join us and learn about the latest technology driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa”.

AI Expo Africa 2020 is one of the largest B2B trade-focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA, and Data Science industry conferences in Africa, running for the third year in a row.

If you plan to attend the event, you can buy tickets here.

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