When I think of artificial intelligence, the first thing that comes to my head is the Cortana circle on my taskbar on a Windows 10 PC, or the Google Now on my Huawei smartphone. The point is, I think of this intelligent technology developed by offshore tech companies, the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Samsung.
Little did I know there are some developers (devs) from right here in Africa, who have made advanced artificial intelligence applications that are equally as incredible in their niche. Below are the top 6 artificial intelligence startups from Africa that place our continent on the AI-maps.
Kudi.ai: A Nigeria-based startup that has developed a chatbot that enables users to make payments and send money to family and friends in Nigeria via messaging. This startup is a cohort of the Y-Combinator Winter 2017 graduates. The startup leverages on AI to understand user’s requests, drive conversations, understand their spending, and prevent fraud.
Clevva: South Africa-based startup using virtual advisors on AI platforms to advice sales and technical consultants. The service is widely used by big corporations such as banks, insurance, …read more