By Ann Brown
There’s a wave of artificial intelligence sweeping through Ethiopia and, it’s causing excitement among futurists in Sheba Valley – the leading hub for AI technology on the continent.
On her journey through the Horn of Africa, Africa Connected’s Lee Kasumba sits down with iCog Labs’ Getnet Assefa – the founder of the first artificial intelligence lab in Ethiopia to discuss his vision.
Cluttered with the makings of what could be Ethiopia’s high-tech workforce – iCog Labs is not exactly the famine-stricken Ethiopia that exist in the minds of Westerners.
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In fact, the prototype of the world’s first (and, most famous) robot citizen, Sophia – was partly developed in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa before it was released to Hong Kong-based, Hanson Robotics.
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