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Welcome to this week’s edition of AI-Safari, your comprehensive guide to the major developments in Africa’s AI landscape. Let’s explore!

 

AI NEWS:

 

  • South Africa Welcomes Google’s Latest AI Chatbot “Gemini”

Google recently announced the rebranding of its artificial intelligence chatbot from “Bard” to “Gemini”. An advanced version of the software is now being rolled out to the public. According to the global tech giant, the new Gemini Pro artificial intelligence model will first be available in South Africa before being introduced to other markets across Africa.

Read More: https://africa.businessinsider.com/local/markets/south-africa-becomes-the-first-african-country-to-get-googles-latest-ai-chatbot/7cw53ep

 

New Products Launched:

 

  • Jetstream Africa Unveils AI Platform

Jetstream Africa, a digital freight forwarding company based in Ghana, has unveiled an innovative platform called Jetvision.ai that harnesses artificial intelligence. This platform aims to enhance cross-border trade across Africa.

The latest development enables local banks to use Jetvision.ai in offering trade finance products to businesses considered financially reliable. This trade finance product offering will initially be available in the West Africa region and will progressively be expanded to other areas.

Link to main Article: https://innovation-village.com/jetstream-africa-launches-an-ai-platform-tailored-for-african-businesses/

 

  • SigenStor : The AI 5-in-1 energy storage system

Red Energy, a commercial solar energy specialist, is introducing a game-changing solar solution to South Africa: SigenStor, an AI-optimized 5-in-1 energy storage system, the first of its kind in Africa.

Read more: https://www.itnewsafrica.com/2024/02/sigenstor-the-ai-5-in-1-energy-storage-system/

 

 

People Making Waves in Africa’s AI Ecosystem:

 

▪️Nigerian Artificial Intelligence and Machine Language expert Oludayo Ojerinde has unveiled a scheme to guide young individuals keen on mastering artificial intelligence.

Read more: https://www.legit.ng/business-economy/technology/1577604-artificial-intelligence-young-nigerian-expert-rolls-mentorship-plans-youths/

 

▪️AI Research Engineer and Developer “Joshua Owoyemi” built a personal chatbot to help SMES in Africa 

Check it out: https://www.beadaut.com/bukky/bot/2202?s=09

 

▪️Wahab Balogun a Nigerian Full stack engineer and developer created “Expense AI” an app that helps you understand your spending habit.

Check it out: https://twitter.com/03balogun/status/1758523058900308113?t=vX4hmroV8WBI_HeYXnFXyw&s=19

 

 

AI OPPORTUNITIES

 

  • Machine Learning Africa Conference 2024: The conference aims to democratize AI knowledge and empower women in science, driving sustainable development and technological innovation.                                                                                                                                                        Register here: https://ti.to/amld-africa/regular24

 

           

 

 

Excitements in the AI Ecosystem 

 

    • InnovateAI Lagos 2024: The upcoming AI-focused conference, InnovateAI Lagos 2024, is one to look forward to. This event aims to reshape the dialogue surrounding AI in Nigeria.

    Registration link: https://aiinnigeria.com/ai-conference/

 

We hope you find these updates insightful. Stay tuned for more exciting news from Africa’s AI frontier!

 

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