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Repurposing AI for problem solving featuring Babusi Nyoni : Ai Kenya Podcast Episode 4

Ai Kenya podcast

Hailing from Bulawayo Zimbabwe, Babusi Nyoni, an AI innovator currently based in the Netherlands shares his journey building AI solutions ranging from an AI chatbot for Heineken, a dance app for Gqom, diagnosing Parkinson's disease and predicting Africa's next refugee crisis. With a high school diploma being his highest level of education, Babusi proves that lack of higher forms of education such as Masters degree or PhD does not hinder you from creating powerful solutions in the 4th Industrial revolution era, specifically within AI. In his free time, Babusi experiments with different AI technologies to solve different problems or create new forms of art. In this episode, we touch on motivations for his creations, challenges he faces, the lessons learned, and why he was in Kenya in June 2019.Some of the resources / notable references from this episode include:1. Predicting refugee crisis in Africa using AI https://www.unhcr.org/innovation/how-artificial-intelligence-can-be-used-to-predict-africas-next-migration-crisis/2. Heineken Banternator: https://babusinyoni.com/heineken-banternator/3. Vosho App and Gqom AI : https://www.designindaba.com/articles/creative-work/babusi-nyoni-making-ai-more-accessible-and-relevant4. AI Gqom song by Babusi , listen on https://soundcloud.com/state-offf/ai-gqom-pt-ii?ref=clipboard&p=i&c=1 5. Links to Tweets from the Heineken Banternator :https://twitter.com/Heineken/status/7366597187819929606. Read More about Microsoft’s Tay bot on https://techcrunch.com/2016/03/24/microsoft-silences-its-new-a-i-bot-tay-after-twitter-users-teach-it-racism This episode has been powered by What’s Good Studios Studios ( https://whatsgoodstudios.com/ ) Visit https://bit.ly/aik2020 for our website, newsletter, meetup page, social media pages and latest news. Which topics or guests from Africa would you like us to talk to in our next episode? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

26mins

23 Nov 2020

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Repurposing AI for problem solving featuring Babusi Nyoni : Ai Kenya Podcast Episode 4

Ai Kenya podcast

Hailing from Bulawayo Zimbabwe, Babusi Nyoni, an AI innovator currently based in the Netherlands shares his journey building AI solutions ranging from an AI chatbot for Heineken, a dance app for Gqom, diagnosing Parkinson's disease and predicting Africa's next refugee crisis. With a high school diploma being his highest level of education, Babusi proves that lack of higher forms of education such as Masters degree or PhD does not hinder you from creating powerful solutions in the 4th Industrial revolution era, specifically within AI. In his free time, Babusi experiments with different AI technologies to solve different problems or create new forms of art. In this episode, we touch on motivations for his creations, challenges he faces, the lessons learned, and why he was in Kenya in June 2019.Some of the resources / notable references from this episode include:1. Predicting refugee crisis in Africa using AI https://www.unhcr.org/innovation/how-artificial-intelligence-can-be-used-to-predict-africas-next-migration-crisis/2. Heineken Banternator: https://babusinyoni.com/heineken-banternator/3. Vosho App and Gqom AI : https://www.designindaba.com/articles/creative-work/babusi-nyoni-making-ai-more-accessible-and-relevant4. AI Gqom song by Babusi , listen on https://soundcloud.com/state-offf/ai-gqom-pt-ii?ref=clipboard&p=i&c=1 5. Links to Tweets from the Heineken Banternator :https://twitter.com/Heineken/status/7366597187819929606. Read More about Microsoft’s Tay bot on https://techcrunch.com/2016/03/24/microsoft-silences-its-new-a-i-bot-tay-after-twitter-users-teach-it-racism This episode has been powered by What’s Good Studios Studios ( https://whatsgoodstudios.com/ ) Visit https://bit.ly/aik2020 for our website, newsletter, meetup page, social media pages and latest news. Which topics or guests from Africa would you like us to talk to in our next episode? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

26mins

23 Nov 2020

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Babusi Nyoni: Developing Solutions for Sub-Saharan African Communities

A/B AFRICA

Babusi Nyoni is a self-taught Zimbabwean design-strategist and innovator who works in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and big data innovation with a particular focus on developing solutions for Sub-Saharan African communities. Backed with over 10-years of experience in the advertising, financial and technology industries, he specialises in contributing the practical skills needed to drive meaningful innovation in areas where scale and impact are hindered by structural limitations.  Website: https://babusinyoni.com Banternator: https://twitter.com/Heineken_SA UN Refugee Agency Innovation: https://www.unssc.org/featured-themes/new-un-innovation-toolkit/ SafeSpace App: https://safespaceapp.com Follow us on Twitter & Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/abafrica/message

1hr 23mins

22 Jul 2020

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#019 Babusi Nyoni - From Dance to Diagnosis

On The Edge

In this episode I really enjoyed speaking with Babusi Nyoni who is a self taught design-strategist and innovator.He works in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and big data innovation with a particular focus on developing solutions for Sub-Saharan African communities.He was born in Zimbabwe and grew up there before moving to South Africa and worked for a decade in the advertising, finance and technology industries, before relocating to the Netherlands a few years ago where he now specialises in developing meaningful innovation by translating technology from one domain to another.So I started out by asking him how he came up with a new innovation that went from dance to diagnosis? Enjoy.https://www.triple.black/Patana AI App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/patana-ai/id1500814498Patana AI Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.silahealth.patana&hl=en_US https://www.linkedin.com/in/babusi/LinkedIn: @babusiTwitter: @babusinyoni

38mins

21 Jul 2020

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Africa's Motorcycle Taxi Hype + Africa's AI Revolution? feat. Babusi Nyoni & Osarumen Osamuyi

African Tech Roundup

In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku is joined by the Zimbabwean AI Practitioner, Booking.com UX Designer and UNHCR Innovation Consultant, Babusi Nyoni, and the Nigerian Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Africa's Talking and Founder and Author of The Subtext, Osarumen Osamuyi.This jam-packed show features the following topics: 1) What does the world post-Facebook’s Libra announcement look like? This is a follow-up discussion to deliberations made in Episode 130 - our most downloaded show ever - featuring insights about some of the more notable happenings to occur in the world of digital money since Facebook & Co. revealed their plan to re-imagine global finance. [13:48]2) Is Africa's VC-fuelled motorcycle ride-sharing investment trend worthy of the hype? Listen in for Osarumen's trademark analysis on the matter. [30:53]3) Does Africa have what it takes to lead a global AI revolution? Babusi factors in with a compelling case for why he believes the answer to that question is, yes. [55:24]To view resources referenced in this episode, visit https://www.africantechroundup.com/africa-motorcycle-taxi-industry-uberisation/ Image credit: Adeboro Odunlami

1hr 10mins

21 Aug 2019

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#VillageDiariesAmsterdam Pt 2 w/ Augustina Austin, Babusi Nyoni, Danai Musandu & Tania Habimana

African Tech Roundup

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 the international African Tech Roundup LIVE Tour launched with a live podcast event in The Netherlands dubbed #VillageDiariesAmsterdam. For the second (and final part) of the evening's programme, hosts Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga were joined by a stellar lineup of African tech and innovation ecosystem insiders who have past and present links to Amsterdam. Namely, Tania Habimana (Co-founder and Head of Digital and Strategy: Nonzēro Africa), Babusi Nyoni (UX Designer: Booking.com), Danai Musandu (Investment Associate: Goodwell Investments) and Augustina "MS.ABA" Austin (Artist, Entrepreneur and Host of HiRadio Netherlands' "Africa on Focus").This meandering roundtable conversation features unvarnished views on what it's like to navigate Amsterdam's increasingly Africa-focussed impact and innovation scene while African and confronts several awkward truths that are too frequently swept under the rug.

59mins

9 Jul 2018

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Babusi Nyoni Of M&C SAATCHI Abel on the rise of AI-deployment

African Tech Roundup

Babusi Nyoni is a Cape town-based Zimbabwean digital all-rounder. Babusi is the Digital Creative Group Head at South Africa’s #1 ranked through-the-line agency, M&C SAATCHI Abel.Andile Masuku catches up with Babusi to discuss an AI-enabled campaign he recently masterminded and executed for a global FMCG brand, and to chat about the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence in general. Tune in to hear him factor in on what the world might look and feel like when those technologies become common-place.

19mins

14 Aug 2016