The mission of Omdena’s Cameroon Chapter is to run open-source AI projects to solve challenges faced by the local community.
Hot Topic Detection and Tracking on Afcon 2021 in Cameroon
30 Apr 2022
Understanding the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon using NLP
30 Nov 2022
Christian Ngnie is an investigative data Scientist, conducting network analysis investigations to track and map online disinformation, Influence operations, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior on the African continent using Open source intelligence (OSINT), Media monitoring tools, and NLP techniques. Christian Ngnie is also part of the Omdena community where he’s so far been involved in three projects respectively as Machine learning and Lead Machine learning engineer. As part of the ongoing Eyeknow-Omdena project, he is a member of the team trying to build ML models and architectures for detecting in videos Violent Behavior between Caregivers and Children using Computer Vision and Deep Learning.
Foutse is currently a P.h.D student in Computer Science, working on the intersection of graphs and NLP for recommender systems. The main objective of her work is to define an optimized system for information retrieval and recommendation of technological development. She loves working on machine learning projects to further enhance her skills in the field and equally enjoys sharing her work via talks/tutorials. In her spare time, Foutse is actively involved in a number of initiatives such as: the Women Promoting Sciences to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) association, as a co-founder; KmerAI community, as a founder; Women in Machine Learning and DataSciences (WiMLDS) Yaounde chapter as a co-organizer; and the Black in AI community, as a member; which respectively aims at encouraging young girls and women to pursue careers in STEM fields, demystifying AI in her home Country Cameroon, support and promote young girls and gender minority in the field of Data Sciences, and increases the presence and inclusion of Black people in the field of AI.