Dear Addis Abebians,
On March 16th we will organize the 10th Backlight Meet Up in Wims Holland House. This time our night will focus on Robots and Artificial Intelligence and we will show a Backlight documentary on Humanoid Robots, mainly taking place in Japan.
Robots and Artificial Intelligence, does that connect with the Ethiopian context? Yes it does, as will be made clear by our Guest Speaker for this Meet Up, Mr. Getnet Assefa. Mr. Getnet is a major Ethiopian pioneer on Artificial Intelligence (AI) who, together with his committed team, works with famous international players in this field. Mr. Getnet has set up a company called I-cogs Labs, which is specialized on various kinds of AI, including humanoid robots. Mr. Getnet sees AI as a major solution for challenges in the Ethiopian context. He will also bring some of his robots to Wims Holland House. Their website: http://icog-labs.com/.
This time the evening will start at 7.30 PM in Wims Holland House and last until maximum 10.00 PM. We will also try to shoot a video during this Meet Up, which will possibly be shown on the website of Backlight. The Meet Up is facilitated by VPRO Backlight(http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/backlight.html), the Dutch Association in Ethiopia (https://nvethio.wordpress.com/) and Wims Holland House (www.wimshollandhouseaddis.nl).
Backlight Meet Ups Addis Ababa
P.S. We will also still organize the Meet Up on “Negotiator in times of war”, about Special Representative in Lebanon Sigrid Kaag. We will announce the date for that Meet Up on March 16th in Wims.