Deeptech Africa is a community of tech enthusiasts exploring AR/VR, IOT, AI/ML to drive digital innovations in consideration of next generation technology.
Recently the Deeptech Community in Ibadan Nigeria, held their meetup which had over 70 individuals participants in the event. Deeptech Africa presently have over 250 members and 40 experts across diverse fields in six cities in Nigerian and Kenya respectively.
The Ibadan Deeptech Africa VR meetup held on 6th of April, 2019 and is the maiden edition and the team has expressed commitment to extend the development to other areas in the country. The event themed “Building an Immersive Experience” had in attendance stakeholders from different sectors who converged at the Wennovation Hub, Ibadan to discuss how VR, AR, Internet of Things, Machine Learning etc can lead the way in the next generation of tech solutions while sparking innovation in the city.
The Accelerator Programmes Manager, CcHUB Nigeria, Francis Sani explained in his speech during the program, that even though AR/VR is still in its early stage and yet to be deployed seamlessly in Nigeria, there is the need to embrace it because it is at the forefront of the evolution of technology that the next generation will adopt. Furthermore, He shared that CcHUB is collaborating with Facebook to support students at various levels such as B.Sc, MSc, PhD as well as Startups to get funding in building Immersive technologies.
Shafi Abdulrahman, an AR Expert and Backend Developer at IVO thinking also emphasized that AR is capable of enhancing how students learn. He cited an instance of identifying anything in existence with an AR app that uses computer vision and some learning algorithms like Google Assistant to search for information.
The event had many tech founders present which included the founder of PageCarton.
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Ibrahim, founder of DrCloudNG and also convener of DeeptechAfrica added that the Vr technology can bridge the gap in language learning as it affords learners the opportunity to learn one-on-one from an instructor through a trained avatar and several other possibilities that can improve learning outcomes.
Ibadan Deeptech Africa meetup was filled with experience and more is coming in other cities of Nigeria.
DeepTech Africa currently has members in Ilorin, Lagos, Abuja, Oshogbo and Nairobi and is committed to building an Africa that consumes technologies built on the continent.