14 000: Is the magic number

Today, from 10am South African time, mLab and its innovation ecosystem partners set out to achieve a Guinness World Record for Africa.  The category is for the largest number of participants in an online Artificial Intelligence (AI) lesson and requires a whopping 14 000 participants to break the record.  mLab is thrilled to have Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Johannesburg, author and AI thought leader, as our expert lecturer.

The concise lesson aims to demystify AI and unpack its application in our everyday lives.  All our citizens deserve an opportunity to learn about AI technology and how it can impact our lives by improving efficiency, productivity and saving costs.  Apart from making history, there are other bonuses in store for participants: lucky draw prizes for completing the lesson, and even the opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to turn a great tech idea into a viable business.  A smart city theme will also interest an even broader range of tech enthusiasts.

“We’re embarking on this adventure in celebration of our 10th anniversary, “says mLab Chief Executive Officer Nicki Koorbanally, “we hope that this fun initiative will rally the troops and forge strong relationships within the African innovation ecosystem”.

The lesson is geared at a wide audience, even those with a passing interest in AI.  Everyone is invited, and a special invitation is extended to innovation partners and citizens across Africa.  The lesson is available on-demand for 24 hours from 10 am on 10 March 2022 until 9am on 11 March 2022, allowing those “after-hours” participants to still get in on the action.  This means that participants can log in to follow the lesson at their convenience within this time frame. Participants can register at: www.aiforall.co.za



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