Tech Hub Opens In Ethiopia And It’s Looking For Investment

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There’s a wave of artificial intelligence sweeping through Ethiopia and, it’s causing excitement among futurists in Sheba Valley – the leading hub for AI technology on the continent.

On her journey through the Horn of Africa, Africa Connected’s Lee Kasumba sits down with iCog Labs’ Getnet Assefa – the founder of the first artificial intelligence lab in Ethiopia to discuss his vision.

Cluttered with the makings of what could be Ethiopia’s high-tech workforce – iCog Labs is not exactly the famine-stricken Ethiopia that exist in the minds of Westerners.

Story from Eyewitness News. Story by Zaakirah  Rossier.

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In fact, the prototype of the world’s first (and, most famous) robot citizen, Sophia – was partly developed in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa before it was released to Hong Kong-based, Hanson Robotics.

Driven by its founder’s passion, the start-up is determined to use cutting-edge technology to solve the world’s day-to-day problems. But, like most start-ups within emerging countries, iCog Labs has received little support from its government as well as, potential investors.

Read more at Eyewitness News.