Over 150 participants take part in the 2nd Global Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Summit

@iLabAfrica-Strathmore University has unveiled the 2nd Global Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (GDSAI) Summit.

The summit is centered around the theme ‘Unlocking the Power of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence’ and provides valuable insights into the realms of data science and AI for both individuals and organizations.

The summit had a precursor pre-launch on Tuesday and was attended by Kenya’s president Dr. William Ruto,

“I welcome all of you to put forward your best ideas, perspectives, and insights in making sure that we utilize technology in the trade sector not just for Kenya but for our continent and the world at large.” the president said.

Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Director of @iLabAfrica said the 2nd GDSAI Summit focuses on emerging technology in the areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

”We are looking to find ways in which technology can be used for good in Kenya, and we are glad that we are now seeing new global companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple exploring innovative opportunities in our country. This collaborative effort between local initiatives and global tech giants has the potential to bring about positive change and drive technological advancements that benefit Kenya and the world at large.” he said.

The summit had sessions that comprised of panels and presentations that delved into topics such as Inclusivity, Digital Transformation, and Analytics in Financial Institutions, use of Data to Improve Health Services and Analysis and AI in Health.

Other topics included how AI and big data are driving forward the climate change agenda, emphasizing the pivotal role of data science and AI in forging a sustainable and resilient future, adopting modern technologies such as precision agriculture, IoT devices, and AI-driven analytics to optimize resource use, increase yields, and enhance farm efficiency. and AI for development- use of data to improve development.

The summit attracted over 150 professionals, CEOs, and other senior managers, a representation of over 20 countries across the world, and offered networking opportunities with various sponsors, speakers, and partners.

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