Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Jerome Ribeiro, AI Expert

Jerome Ribeiro is the Founder of Human AI, which aims to establish technological innovation hubs across Africa and make AI accessible and relevant for local populations through AI training for candidates, teachers, and coaches. The platform offers certified and qualifying courses, a recruitment platform that aligns values and skills of both candidates and companies and a service marketplace which offers local expertise to companies across the world. Human AI inaugurated the first House of Artificial Intelligence in Africa, in Oujda, Morocco, in 2022. It has now established 17 AI Spaces in Africa. Ribeiro is also Vice-President of the AfriquIA Institute, which educates people on the challenges of AI through conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He started his career as a manager in the telecoms and information systems sector and then assumed the presidency of Opale, a company specialized in artificial intelligence and energy transition. Ribeiro recently spoke to The Innovator about how companies can prepare their workforce for artificial intelligence.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.