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Flapmax Launches Women in AI Generative AI Fellowship

Flapmax, a leader in innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today announced the launch of its Women in AI (WAI) Generative AI Fellowship program. This initiative, part of the company’s FAI Institute, aims to empower women in the AI field and drive innovation, particularly in the rapidly expanding area of generative AI. The program specifically seeks to support underserved communities in emerging markets such as Africa.

The Women in AI (WAI) program invites women with an interest in generative AI to apply by April 8, 2024, for the program’s third cohort starting in May 2024.

“We believe in the immense potential of women to shape the future of AI,” said Dr. Dave Ojika, founder of FAI Institute. “By providing access to training, mentorship, and opportunities, we aim to empower women to excel in AI careers and make significant contributions to the industry.”

Since its inception, Flapmax says the WAI initiative has trained over 800 women from more than 24 countries. With support from partners like Intel, Microsoft, and the global women-in-tech community Wentors, the program provides experiential learning and hands-on projects, offering real-world experience for underrepresented communities in the tech space.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the WAI program released a short documentary, Breaking Barriers: Women Shaping the Future of AI. This film highlights the experiences and successes of program graduates.

“FAI Institute’s Women in AI training program empowers women with the opportunity to develop expertise in artificial intelligence and data,” said Dorathy Simeon, Senior Programs Coordinator at Wentors. “Given the increasing importance of AI, initiatives like this are crucial for the future.”

2024 Flapmax Women in AI Fellowship Details

The WAI program offers a 4-week virtual course with hands-on labs covering industry-standard AI tools and practical applications. Participants will learn to analyze large datasets and develop AI models for business solutions. Following the course, fellows will participate in an 8-week AI practicum project with expert mentorship. Throughout the fellowship, peer groups, weekly meetings, and networking sessions facilitate collaboration and portfolio growth for participants.

FAI Institute is dedicated to premier university-level research with direct industry impact. It fosters partnerships to promote technology growth in underrepresented communities and hosts the FAI Summit – a space for collaboration around responsible AI research, emerging tech, and sustainability. Through programs like WAI, FAI Institute connects the next generation of innovators with sustainable technology goals and cutting-edge career skills.

WAI 2024 is seeking applicants interested in generative AI. Ideal candidates may be university/college students or working professionals with basic knowledge of data science or computer programming. Full availability from May to August 2024 is required. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to be shortlisted for a casting role in a feature film using AI and creative tech in its production process.

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