US Selects Nigerian Startup For AI Programme


Apr 9, 2024

A Nigerian startup, GFA Technologies, has been selected by the Atlantic Council and the United States Department of State to participate in the esteemed Artificial Intelligence Connect II Programme.

The programme, strategically crafted to promote the ethical deployment of AI technologies, particularly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development AI Principles, aims to empower low- and middle-income countries to actively engage in global AI policy dialogues.
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This was revealed by the Chief Executive Officer at GFA Technologies, Adebola Omololu, in a statement that the startup was one of the 20 companies selected from across Africa for the programme.

He said, “For the last few years, our engineering team has been building pioneering algorithms around African startups and SMEs, leveraging both large language models and small language models.

“To solve the problem of access to finance for African startups, we developed our FundraiserCRM solution, which connects startups with global investors based on our SLMs. We have since gone on to infuse AI into our other solutions.
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“Our activities give us unique insight, and we are really excited by the invitation extended by the Atlantic Council and the US Department of State.”

He revealed that GFA Technologies was also in discussions with South Africa’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies on the deployment of AI strategies.

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