Gift Kenneth
Gift Kenneth
Contributor, The Yuan

Gift Kenneth is the Programme & Product Lead at Hotbed, the go-to place for rapid-growth startups. She is a machine learning engineer, passionate about technology, especially AI, healthcare and startups.

Inclusivity, values to shape future scenarios when AI outwits humans
On day seven of its quest of intelligence discovery, The Yuan sets course for the Gulf of Guinea and the delta of the River Niger - called by the nomadic Tuaregs of its northern reaches Egereou N-Igereouen (River Among Rivers) - to the nation of Nigeria that bears its name, which suffered grievously from the slave trade that accompanied the Age of Exploration, where ML engineer Gift Kenneth argues that, only if humanity can devise AI systems that are inclusive and align with its shared values, just as the Niger draws many streams into one mighty flood, may this avert the AI apocalypse.
Gift Kenneth  |  Jun 27, 2023
Policy, advocacy seek to safeguard Africa’s internet access
Internet blackouts - both those intentionally imposed and those caused by poor infrastructure - have long plagued many parts of Africa. The current situation is still fraught, but glimmers of improvement in the near term offer hope for ML engineer Gift Kenneth.
Gift Kenneth  |  May 22, 2023
Nigerians in the age of AI
As AI is ever-more integral to daily life it is now no novelty even in the most-remote countries. Despite this ubiquity, many Nigerians remain wholly unaware of the potential impact of AI on them and on society in Africa’s most populous country, ML engineer Gift Kenneth explains.
Gift Kenneth  |  Mar 15, 2023
AI's role in improving femtech for African women
Femtech is a relatively new term that refers to technology that supports women’s health, livelihoods, and overall wellbeing. Africa is one place where it has been most impactful, opening up opportunities to women all over the continent, with many femtech-related startups helping to address women’s needs more effectively.
Gift Kenneth  |  Dec 06, 2022
Opening Africa’s medical data presents both pros and cons
Open Data 2022
Open data hold both advantages and disadvantages but will encourage dialogs and partnerships, asserts machine learning engineer Gift Kenneth as her contribution to The Yuan’s open medical data series. Africa’s data are underrepresented, hard to access or unavailable, problems open access would mark a major step toward solving.
Gift Kenneth  |  Jun 30, 2022
The Future of Precision Medicine in Africa, the World
New era
What will the future of healthcare look like, and how can Africa overcome inequality and other obstacles to benefit more from health-related data and new technologies that are more precisely tailored to the unique genetics of its diverse population? Gift Kenneth provides some answers.
Gift Kenneth  |  May 20, 2022
AI Offers Therapy to Mental Healthcare Sufferers in Nigeria
Gift Kenneth tackles government inertia in Nigeria, negative stereotypes, and stigma surrounding mental health issues, how technology reinforces the illness, and how artificial intelligence can be a panacea in its cure.
Gift Kenneth  |  Mar 10, 2022
Evolution of AI in Africa
Artificial intelligence is developing rapidly in Africa, enhancing a wide variety of sectors, such as healthcare, energy, agriculture, and finance. Despite several challenges faced by poor infrastructure in Africa, AI has been adaptable to solving many of the continent’s problems on a local level.
Gift Kenneth  |  Nov 11, 2021