Speaker Profile – Tejumade Afonja – AI Saturdays Lagos
Tejumande is a computer scientist/research assistant and founder of AI Saturdays (in Lagos, Nigeria). AI Saturdays Lagos is an artificial intelligence community. Tejumade co-founded this community in 2018 and offers 16 consecutive Saturdays of free courses on Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in structured learning groups.
Tejumade is passionate about the field of artificial intelligence but is wary of its potential to open up or exacerbate inequalities. Therefore, she believes that in order to innovate better in this field and address many of its shortcomings, we as a community need to expand the places where AI is practiced and set ambitious goals to democratize AI education, with a broader audience discussing and contributing to the success of an AI-enabled world.