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Could artificial intelligence unlock Ethiopia’s tech potential?

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By ITN News Editor September 7, 2018 14:15

Could artificial intelligence unlock Ethiopia’s tech potential?

 

What if, 20 years from now, robots walked the streets alongside humans, doing many of the same jobs that you and I do today? There is no question for Ethiopian developer, Getnet Assefa that Artificial Intelligence makes this a reality.

Assefa is a scientist and co-founder of iCog Labs, an AI research space in Addis Ababa. iCog was part of a team of scientists that developed the software for Sophia – the world’s first humanoid robot. Sophia has even learnt some Amharic, the developers say.

Designed with high cheekbones and a slender nose, the robot, who is also a citizen of Saudi Arabia can display 60 types of facial expressions and carry a conversation.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 7, 2018 14:15
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