June 18, 2024

Upskilling Africa’s workforce with AI in Ubuntuland

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The adoption of generative artificial intelligence technologies in Africa has the potential to transform the continent’s workforce and unlock immense economic potential. By leveraging AI, African countries can equip their workforce with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital era – bridging the gap between traditional industries and the new wave of exponential technology advancements.  

Africarare Ubuntuland, Africa’s groundbreaking metaverse, recognises the significance of AI in shaping the future of Africa. As the continent embraces digital transformation, Africans should prioritise upskilling themselves to fully embrace and understand AI’s potential. 

To meet this need, Africarare has unveiled the Africarare Academy Intro to AI: a comprehensive free course designed to demystify the world of generative AI. This cutting-edge programme, a first of its kind, features expert instructors and is crafted to empower professionals, enthusiasts and forward-thinkers with the knowledge and skills needed to shape their future in generative AI. This course will pave the way for many future AI–related courses. 

Meeting the demand for AI skills

In a world witnessing the rapid rise of AI technologies, the demand for skilled professionals is increasing. Africarare Academy’s AI course addresses this need by providing a robust fundamentals curriculum covering various aspects of AI: from the concepts to practical know-how.

Why choose Africarare Academy?

  • Expert instructors: Learn from industry luminaries such as Mic Mann (co-founder and CEO of Africarare), Dr Adriana Marais (theoretical physicist and aspiring extraterrestrial), Dr Mark Nasila (AI project leader at FNB with a PhD in Mathematical Statistics) and Professor Benjamin Rosman (Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics). Their deep knowledge and practical experience will guide participants through the complexities of AI.
  • Comprehensive curriculum: Engage with hands-on exercises and real-world examples that bring AI concepts to life, guiding you from basics to brilliance. Empower yourself with indispensable knowledge and skills in today’s tech-driven world.
  • Certified expertise: Equip yourself with essential knowledge and skills, earning a valuable certification upon completion. Additionally, be part of a supportive community of learners to exchange ideas and get answers to your questions.
  • Community and support: Join a community of learners, share ideas and get your questions answered.

Mann highlights the course’s key features, including a deep dive into the fascinating world of large language models. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of foundational principles and explore the history of AI, distinguishing between AI, machine learning, deep learning and large language models. Furthermore, the course covers the importance of prompt engineering decoding, ChatGPT, DALL·E: Artistry Through Algorithms, and the future of AI.

Enrolment in the Africarare Academy Intro to AI course is free, providing access to a 60-minute course that can be completed in one step or multiple sessions. Achieve at least 80% on the quiz questions and mint an NFT certificate of completion as a soul-bound NFT certificate for 15 Matic. 

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