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Book Update The Kindle and Paperback versions of the book Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone has recently been updated and can currently be obtained via the following Amazon marketplaces: US (United States), UK (United Kingdom), CA (Canada), DE (Germany), FR (France), ES (Spain), IT (Italy), NL (The Netherlands), JP (Japan), BR (Brazil), MX (Mexico), AU (Australia), and IN (India). An audiobook version is also currently in progress. In follow-up to my introductory articles Democratizing AI to Benefit Everyone and AI Perspectives, Democratizing Human-centric AI in Africa, […]

Cortex Logic is pleased to present its AI-driven Financial Wellness App and Platform in partnership with Fairtree Invest which was recently introduced at MNT’s ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN FINANCE EVENT on 20-22 April 2021 by Dr Jacques Ludik. AI-driven Financial Wellness Cortex Logic’s AI-driven Financial Wellness solution provides a well-rounded, birds eye view of the total health of a person’s finances. It […]

Even with AI in Africa being under the radar relative to the world stage and the AI spotlight mostly on North America, Europe and Asia, significant progress has also been made on this continent over the last few years from humble beginnings with the assistance and support from the international community, organizations, and big tech […]

In follow-up to my introductory articles Democratizing AI to Benefit Everyone and AI Perspectives, the focus of this article is to acknowledge, recognize, and spotlight a selection of the many people and organizations that I have referenced in my recent book Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone. I have already highlighted the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Organization for Economic Co-operation and […]

There are many well informed and thoroughly researched perspectives about the state of our civilization and our current trajectory. As mentioned in my recent book Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone, I found the one presented by Daniel Schmachtenberger to be not only thoughtful and insightful, but one that we should pay attention to. Daniel’s core interest is […]

Having participated in the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland in the past (see for example AI for Good – African Perspective and AI: Policy Reflections and Future Strategies), their work as a United Nations platform that fosters the dialogue on the beneficial use of AI by developing concrete projects also fits in with the themes and proposals discussed […]

As a participant on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) AI’s One AI Work Group 3 on national AI policies as also captured in the OECD.AI policy observatory, it has been fascinating to see the thoroughness, diligence and high-quality work, data capturing and information sharing that has been done so far to get an accurate […]

Having been inspired by World Economic Forum and their leadership (also here in Africa) alongside my massive transformative purpose to help shape a better future in the Smart Technology Era, I founded the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa a few years ago to help transform Africa through building an AI and data science community and associated skills […]

In my recent book Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone I also reference some of the excellent work done by the United Nations including their aspiring and forward-looking 2030 vision that accompanies the well-known sustainable development goals (SDGs). As part of the sense-making journey on democratizing AI to benefit everyone, I specifically introduce a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) for Humanity and […]

As some of you might know I have shared the announcement a few days ago on LinkedIn and Twitter about the great pleasure and honor to present my most recent book “Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone” which is not only a sense-making journey on democratizing AI to benefit everyone, but also introduces a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) for […]

In this article, we would like to highlight some presentations, panel discussions, podcasts, and interviews that Dr Jacques Ludik has participated in over the last few months (latter part of 2020 and early 2021). Apart from sharing my own AI perspectives on various topics, what we have also learned a lot from other insightful perspectives […]

April 18, 2019

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The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is excited to announce the launch of www.AIAFRICA.WIKI – a continental wide, open source & curated repository of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning resources, policies, people & projects in Africa. Join the conversation & become a country editor today! #AIAfricaWiki 

December 30, 2018

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“Predictions aren’t the means to judge a futurist. The impact they make on the world is.”—Aaron Saenz You might ask, “Is it possible to predict the future?” Of course it is. People accurately predict the future… at least some of the time. The problem is, you can never guarantee that a prediction will be accurate. Even […]

November 29, 2018

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AI expert Dr Jacques Ludik is a smart technology entrepreneur, on a mission to help companies thrive, not survive. Photo: Supplied Artificial Intelligence, leapfrogging Africa’s development JOHANNESBURG – With a population that’s 1,3-billion strong, Africa could – and should – leverage its demography to bolster development. Around 60% of Africans are under the age of […]

November 25, 2018

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Building the African Bot How Ethical AI is Harnessing Talents in Setting Up A Research Lab In the 21st century, every organization has a data. But what makes a great one? We all know what failure looks like.  are invested, teams are formed, time goes by—but nothing comes of it. No one can necessarily say […]

October 27, 2018

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa is on an exponential path as not only experienced by the tremendous traction and explosive growth that Cortex Logic as a next generation AI company has experienced over the last 6 months, but also with the dramatic increase in AI-related events on the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) events calendar in 2018 (see also a […]

October 8, 2018

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Doing Edtech right in Africa The continent’s antidote to solving deficit gap in Education By Derek Kweku Degbedzui, Co-founder and CEO, Future-Ready Lab (Edtech Startup) In November 2016, An Africa 4 Edtech Conference was held under the theme “Turning cutting-edge opportunity into grassroots reality: perspective on how to develop, scale and finance education in Africa”. […]

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