How Hype-worthy is the Motorcycle Taxi Uberisation Trend? + An African AI Revolution? feat. Babusi Nyoni & Osarumen Osamuyi

Zimbabwean AI Practitioner, Babusi Nyoni and Nigerian Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Africa's Talking, Osarumen Osamuyi join Andile Masuku to discuss Africa's motorcycle ride-sharing investment trend and to gauge the continent's potential for leading a global AI revolution.

How Hype-worthy is the Motorcycle Taxi Uberisation Trend? + An African AI Revolution? feat. Babusi Nyoni & Osarumen Osamuyi

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In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku is joined by the Zimbabwean Triple Black Agency Founder, UX Designer and UNHCR Innovation Consultant, Babusi Nyoni, and the Nigerian Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Africa's Talking and Founder and Author of The Subtext, Osarumen Osamuyi.

This jam-packed show features the following topics:

1) What does the world post-Facebook’s Libra announcement look like? This is a follow-up discussion to deliberations made in Episode 130 - our most downloaded show ever - featuring insights about some of the more notable happenings to occur in the world of digital money since Facebook & Co. revealed their plan to re-imagine global finance. [13:48]

2) Is Africa's VC-fuelled motorcycle ride-sharing investment trend worthy of the hype? Listen in for Osarumen's trademark analysis on the matter. [30:53]

3) Does Africa have what it takes to lead a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution? Babusi factors in with a compelling case for why he believes the answer to that question is, yes. [55:24]

Resources referenced in this episode:

PODCAST: Will Facebook's Digital Currency Libra Be Good For Africa? feat. Michael Kimani & Simon Dingle by African Tech Roundup

PODCAST: #VillageDiariesAmsterdam Pt 2 w/ Augustina Austin, Babusi Nyoni, Danai Musandu & Tania Habimana by African Tech Roundup

PODCAST: Babusi Nyoni of M&C SAATCHI Abel on the rise of AI-deployment by African Tech Roundup

VIDEO: Predicting Africa's Next Refugee Crisis Using AI by Babusi Nyoni for TEDxCapeTown

ARTICLE: Cutting Edge Automation Imminent by Andile Masuku for Business Report

EVENT: AI For Africa Tour 2019 by Babusi Nyoni

EVENT: Mobility Townhall by TechCabal

EVENT: A Fireside Chat with Dr Shingi Munyeza and Alon Raiz at LEADEREX 2019 by Zimbabwe Investment Tours #ZIT2019

ARTICLE: Flutterwave and Alipay Partner on Payments Between Africa and China by Jake Bright for TechCrunch

ARTICLE: Nigeria’s largest mobile operator is about to become a bank by Yomi Kazeem for Quartz Africa

ARTICLE: WhatsApp Payments coming to India later this year by Campbell Kwan for ZDNet

ARTICLE: DPO acquires SA’s PayFast in reported multi-million rand deal by Daniel Mpala for Ventureburn

ARTICLE: Marchetti’s Motorcycles by Osarumen Osamuyi for The Subtext

ARTICLE: These are Africa’s 10 most funded transport and logistics startups by Digest Africa

PODCAST: YegoMoto's Karanvir Singh on surfing the mobility wave to launch an ambitious platform play by African Tech Roundup

ARTICLE: Opera Mini’s Maker Is Joining Nigeria’s Bike-Hailing Fast Lane by Andrew Christian for WeeTracker

ARTICLE: Why one of Google’s biggest spenders is redirecting some money towards TV and video ads by Megan Graham for CNBC

ARTICLE: Transsion’s Trojan Horses by Osarumen Osamuyi for The Subtext

ARTICLE: Transsion brushes off risk from domestic rivals looking to expand overseas by Wei Sheng for TechNode

ARTICLE: Tecno Launches $25 KaiOS 3G"Smart Feature Phone" In Africa by Toby Shapshak for Forbes

ARTICLE: WeWork isn't even close to being profitable — it loses $219,000 every hour of every day by Rebecca Aydin for Business Insider

ARTICLE: Babusi Nyoni is making AI more accessible and relevant by Design Indaba

ARTICLE: The future of AI research is in Africa by Karen Hao for MIT Technology Review

ARTICLE: Think FaceApp is scary? Wait till you hear about Facebook by Brian Barret for Wired

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