Hello everyone! Welcome to episode 73
My guest today is Tamuda Chimhanda from Zimbabwe but based in South Africa. He's passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence and the potential it has to transform Africa. In this episode, we learn that Robotics "picked him" he was always a curious child, and he wanted to understand how things work by breaking appliances in his home. He spent most of his life developing his innovative side by learning to make and build things. He also attributes his successes to his older brother, who has always been a positive influence. In primary school, Tamuda joined a robotics club and later in 2018 was accepted into the Zimbabwe national Robotics Team, where he was one of the youngest in the team. The team went on to represent the country at the Robotics Olympics in Mexico.
He went on to work for Microsoft as the Southern African Ambassador for Digital Civility, a council dedicated to making the internet a safe space for teens. He is currently enrolled at the African Leadership Academy, where he is studying entrepreneurial leadership, computer science, and physics. One of the innovations he co-founded is BOE- The Book of Everything, which aims to increase access to education for the 56 million African students who do not have access to the internet in their communities. He tells us more about his role in this project and its significance.
He tells us about Glimmer Virtual Reality, the second innovation he co-created. To address the issues raised by the pandemic's travel restrictions and provide Africans, particularly those in Zimbabwe, with the ability to travel their own country in a virtual setting. We learn about all of this and so much more.
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