By Ann Brown
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Jamarlin talks to Keenan Beasley, co-founder and managing partner of New York digital analytics company BLKBOX. The Westpoint grad and former P&G brand manager talks about his early mistakes, how NY and Silicon Valley investors differ, and the advantages of getting experience in an industry before trying to disrupt it.
Betelhem Dessie humbly describes herself on her website as “A developer, mainly focusing on web and mobile technologies.” No hint that she is a 19-year-old coding genius from Ethiopia working at the country’s first AI lab. She is possibly the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia’s tech scene, which is known as “Sheba Valley.”
Currently, Dessie is working on a number of projects at the robotics lab iCog, based in Addis Ababa. It’s the same lab that was involved in developing the world-famous Sophia the robot. Icog-labs is actually the first Ethiopian research and development laboratory specializing in AI, according to LinkedIn.
Dessie first got into tech at the young age of 9. She told CNN: “On my 9th birthday I wanted to celebrate so I asked my father for money.” Her father didn’t Click here to read entire article