Talk / Overview
The opportunity in Africa is to advance the state of the art of applying machine learning to local problems. The underlying rhetoric has been around for decades around the broader application of tech. We’ve seen the benefits of this movement, specifically in the fintech sector, measurable by the impact fintech has on people’s lives. ML offers new kinds of opportunities across various domains but requires a new type of education. I will discuss the options I see to accelerate the trend of local companies and entrepreneurs solving local problems and rethinking higher education to create a globally differentiated workforce in Africa.