“Hey Alexa, do you speak Igbo?” 2 developers in Benin and Nigeria are developing an Artificial Intelligence language translation model, similar to Google Translate, combating the absence of African languages in shaping the future of AI. This comes as the future of software development in Africa took a hit, with VC- and Zuckerberg-backed Andela, laying off 135 staff across 4 countries, citing a projected decline in global customers.
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