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Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Announces Launch of Africa IoT & AI Challenge

The announcement comes after the success of the Arab IoT & AI Challenge, which was launched just two years ago.

After the success of the Arab IoT & AI Challenge, the global, US-based organisation, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Launches (IEEE), has announced the launch of the Africa IoT & AI Challenge.

Backed by IEEE’s TEMS Society (Technology and Engineering Management Society), the word challenge doesn't quite do the initiative justice. In fact, a more accurate description is that it is a capacity-building and pre-incubation programme seeking startups and entrepreneurs that are working to innovate in the artificial intelligence, the internet of things and other related fields.

Aiming to encourage digital transformation, the challenge will put the chosen innovators through a training and workshop programme, before competing in local finals. From there, the winners from each country will compete in regional finals, which will take place as part of the annual IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

The challenge was announced at the close of the Arab IoT & AI Challenge at this year’s conference in Dubai, though no details on when applications will be open have been revealed.

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