World AI Show set for Nairobi, to feature Sophia, the ‘humanoid’ robot




Trescon’s World AI Show will be taking place in Nairobi on March 21 – 22, 2019, at the Villa Rosa Kempinski. The World AI Show aims to address the rising interest in innovative technologies for multiple countries across the African continent.

Countries in Africa  including South Africa, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone have voiced their support and admiration for Kenya’s President  Uhuru Kenyatta ‘Big 4’ initiative that is looking to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotics into Food Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and Public Healthcare.

(TOP: Sophia the robot at a previous industry event).

Kenya is one of the pioneering nations in Africa that is exploring the adoption of innovative technologies into sectors such as Healthcare Management, Public Transportation, Banking and Financial Services as well as Agriculture.

“The AI and Blockchain Task Force of Kenya is implementing radial changes in the education sector to boost national learning capabilities” says Michael Onyango, a member of the taskforce mandated to publish a roadmap for distributed ledger and AI for the country with the primary objective of making Kenya a leader in job creation through the big four agenda. Onyango adds that the task force has concluded their initial research and will soon be releasing the report to the public.

Mohammed Saleem, CEO of Trescon, says: “The rate of adoption of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has helped businesses across the globe become more efficient and transparent. Hence, countries in Africa that suffer from extreme poverty and business mismanagement will benefit the most from these futuristic technologies. Keeping this in mind, we are hosting the World AI Show in Kenya because the local economy in the country is slowly imbibing these advancements, and this summit could just be the push it requires”.

The show will play host to a slew of industry thought-leaders and policymakers such as Dr.  Bitange Ndemo, Chairman of Blockchain and AI Task force for the Government of Kenya; Michael Onyango, Member of Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Task Force, Ministry of ICT; and also showcase the world’s first ‘humanoid’ robot, Sophia.

The event will be exploring various relevant topics surrounding AI, ML and Robotics based technologies through a series of interactive panel discussions, tech-talks and keynote presentations.

Trescon is specialised in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, road shows, expos, investor connect and consulting services.




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