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Nairobi to host first regional AI Conference

Drone Space has announced its upcoming conference focused on the intersection of AI, Drone Technology, and Data Analytics.

Slated to take place on March 26 and 27, the event will bring together innovators, professionals, enthusiasts, and industry leaders from the region to showcase the latest advancements and trends.

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As the demand for cutting-edge advancements in artificial intelligence, drone technology, and data analytics continues to grow, this conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collaboration among stakeholders to streamline its application and address existing gaps in access and training.

The two-day conference will also include panel discussions for industry experts and stakeholders to explore the need and modalities to develop comprehensive AI and drone technology policies and frameworks to ensure responsible innovations and to promote equitable access to their benefits for all communities in the region.

“This conference promises to be a transformative experience. It will bring together experts and innovators from the realms of artificial intelligence, drone technology, and data analytics from across the region. Attendees can expect two days of insightful discussions, hands-on workshops, and exclusive networking opportunities, all aimed at shaping the future of these dynamic industries of AI, Drone Tech, and Data Analytics,” said Drone Space Director Tony Mwangi.

The conference comes at a time when many sectors of the economy are increasingly adopting and integrating artificial intelligence in to their operations to bolster efficiency and maximize their performance.

This has already demonstrated AI’s potential with transformative outcomes in sectors such as business operations, healthcare, education, agriculture, financial services, e-commerce among others.

In an Oxford Insights Government AI readiness index report of 2022, Kenya was ranked fifth in Africa for its readiness to adopt Artificial Intelligence in delivery of public services, not only ahead of her East African peers but also setting the pace for the region.

“The objectives of this conference are well aligned with the government’s Bottom-Up Economic Empowerment Agenda (BETA), and we are confident that it will help unlock the enormous potential especially of the youth and enhance their participation in developing home-grown technological solutions to common problems in our economy”, Tony added.

Key Highlights of the Conference will include; Keynote Speakers who will hold engaging talks by renowned experts in AI, Drone Technology, and Data Analytics, providing insights into the latest trends and future directions.

Similarly, there will be ‘Thought Leadership Panel Discussions’ where in-depth discussions on topics like AI-driven drone applications, data-driven decision-making, and ethical considerations in emerging technologies.

There will be an ‘Exhibition Showcase Zone’ that will be interactive featuring the latest products, technologies, and solutions from leading companies and startups in AI, Drone Tech and Data Analytics.

As well as a Hackathon (Innovation Showcase): A dedicated space for startups to pitch and demonstrate their groundbreaking solutions, attracting potential investors and collaborators.

There will also be hands-on workshops that will involve practical sessions allowing participants to gain hands-on experience with the latest tools, platforms, and technologies in AI, drone Tech, and Data Analytics.

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