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Friday, February 21
 

10:55am WAT

Opportunities for Mixed Reality in Africa

Being a consumer of AR & VR products in the past and currently having the opportunity to work in Mixed Reality has made me discover endless possibilities for the application of this technology in Africa.
As we have seen with solutions from technology companies, the world is changing due to innovations in Perception, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence. In this session, I would highlight a couple of mixed reality solutions that are changing the world and talk about the current trends. I would also talk about: - Existing open source projects in Perception, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence, - How collaborations in these projects are bringing amazing things to life - How teamwork can help us build Mixed Reality Solutions that can creatively solve some of Africa’s problems - Basic things we can do to get to the point of building valuable Mixed Reality solutions for the region in fields other than gaming.

Speakers
avatar for Adora Nwodo

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer, Microsoft
Adora is a Software Engineer currently building Mixed Reality on the Cloud at Microsoft. She is also the Author of the popular book "Cloud Engineering for Beginners". This book is currently helping a lot of people start their career as Cloud Engineers. Adora is also a Digital Creator... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:55am - 11:10am WAT
Lagos Zone Tech Park, Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

3:40pm WAT

What AI means to us in Africa

The talk would explore a basic introduction to AI as an industry, impressive results around the world and Africa’s involvement. The vision of AI Saturdays communities would also be presented and specifically our involvement in the industry through inspecting efforts of AI Saturdays Lagos so far. 
We would explore:
  • Some Interesting Applications and Successes of AI in the world so far.
  • Specific applications in Africa.
  • Issues and Challenges.
  • How AI Saturdays communities are getting involved.

Speakers
avatar for Femi Azeez

Femi Azeez

Research Engineer, Instadeep
Femi is a Research Engineer at Instadeep where He leads the team in Nigeria. He is interested in scalable machine learning and reinforcement learning research projects. He also cofounded AI Saturdays Lagos and Kigali with the focus of helping others learn AI through community study... Read More →



Friday February 21, 2020 3:40pm - 3:50pm WAT
Lagos Zone Tech Park, Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway