Zimbabwe's combination of relatively stable governance, strategic location, and young and innovative population has made it an attractive destination for multinational companies.
Zimbabwe has been constantly adapting to Artificial intelligence and Technology with a rapid increase in Emerging Artificial intelligence companies and adoption in the banking sector.
Intelligence systems has been successfully implemented during the peak of the
covid 19 pandemic which assisted in monitoring and minimising the spread of
Covid 19 in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is one of the Top African countries which
managed to safe guard its citizens from the rapid spread of Covid 19 virus with
minimum deaths recorded.
Clifford Matamba an Artificial intelligence engineer in Zimbabwe deployed the IOT based smart covid 19 monitoring system which was well implemented and adopted at national level. According to Clifford Matamba's idea, the system was to record temperature and capture data at random entry points,and the data uploaded into the national covid 19 database.
Clifford Matamba has also played part in partnership with Juxby Incorporated in pioneering the adoption and development of Artificial intelligence systems for data collection and analytics in Zimbabwe since the first launch of their Artificial intelligence search engine optimization at Digital Vocano.
Other companies such as the Econet group, Ministry of healthy and Child welfare and Net one have also contributed to the adoption of Artificial intelligence in Zimbabwe.
Below is the
Notable list of the Zimbabwean engineers and institutions taking further steps
in moving the Artificial Intelligence further.
1.Engineer Ian Nyasha Mutamiri
Engineer Mutamiri is a Zimbabwean engineer who has played major roles in the adoption of Artificial intelligence in Zimbabwe through his contributions and sacrifices to the POTRAZ innovation Fund program. He is a mentor of many successful Tech start Ups in Zimbabwe.
Engineer Chiremba has worked with the Brute Force Hub, Kidz in Tech and Netro Zimbabwe before starting his own IOT company Applied Robotics Club early 2022. He developed many Artificial intelligence systems including the Automated Broiler incubator Exihibited during the POTRAZ hackathon in 2022.
University of Zimbabwe
University of Zimbabwe in partnership with Simbiso Jumpstart and Glen Norah Community Cooperative addressed the devastating COVID-19 impacts on people's livelihoods and the local economy. The partnership aimed to promote decent employment creation and income generation by providing entrepreneurship education and establishing a revolving loan facility for vulnerable small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs.