October 28–31, 2019
Babusi Nyoni

Babusi Nyoni
Individual, Triple Black

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Babusi Nyoni is a Zimbabwean innovator focused on the uses of artificial intelligence on the African continent. In 2016, he created what Forbes magazine described as, “the world’s first AI football commentator” for the UEFA Champions League final. In the same year, he created a prototype for the prediction of human displacement in Africa using AI, and thereafter worked with UNHCR Innovation to actualize a pilot project in the same field. He founded the Ulwazi Accelerator in 2018 to equip young Zimbabweans with the skills needed to contribute to the global digital economy. In 2019, he created an app for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and presented his findings at Oxford University on the Skoll World Forum stage. Babusi has a strong passion for fresh new ideas that will change the lives of those around him and is a firm believer that AI is shaping the technological zeitgeist worldwide.

Sessions

1:40pm2:20pm Thursday, October 31, 2019
Location: Grand Ballroom E
Babusi Nyoni (Triple Black)
In 2018 Triple Black created a dance app that used Tensorflow.js-powered pose estimation on mobile phones to rate a popular South African dance known as "iVosho." Babusi Nyoni unpacks the possibilities for AI in disadvantaged African communities and explains how and why the company turned this dance app into a tool to diagnose Parkinson's disease. Read more.

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