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A journey through the lives of 4 women doing big things in African tech

As male-dominated as the African tech space is, some women are making their mark, serving as a source of encouragement for more women to dive in. To celebrate this year’s International Day for the Girl Child, Techpoint Africa showcases four tech women doing big things in African Tech; their work, life and how they’re navigating a male-dominated ecosystem.

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Ghanaian start-up launches football talent identification platform

October 14, 2021

Ghanaian start-up Kaazi has launched the public beta of its football talent identification and recruitment platform, which will be available to all football players in Africa. Founded in July by Nana Yaw Oppong-Mensah, a former football player, coach and scout, Kaazi is a web-based platform that allows football players to build their own profiles by adding videos and match highlights to showcase their talent directly to scouts and professional football clubs.

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India’s gig economy poised for 17% CAGR projected to reach $455B by 2024

October 14, 2021

Pandemic-driven growth in India’s ecommerce, food and grocery sectors combined with reverse migration of workers from cities back to their hometowns has put blue-collar workers in high demand. Now companies in India are investing in upskilling that workforce to fit new working models in recognition of changed economics and to benefit from India’s 250 million blue-collar workforce.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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