AI Expo Africa Advisory Board Member & African Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Dr Jacques Ludik, Awarded AI Leader Of The Year

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AI Expo Africa Advisory Board Member & African Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Dr Jacques Ludik, Awarded AI Leader Of The Year

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 27th March, 2019, AI Expo Africa Advisory Board Member & African Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Dr Jacques Ludik, Awarded AI Leader Of The Year

The team at AI Media are very pleased to announce that Advisory Board Member, Dr Ludik has been awarded this accolade.  Dr Ludik is an African based smart technology entrepreneur and Artificial Intelligence investor / AI ecosystem builder, holds a PhD in Computer Science and has amassed 25+ years’ experience in the study and exploitation of AI & Data Science in real world applications. Ludik was formally a founder of Bennit AI, Mosaic, SynerG and CSense Systems, the latter being Africa’s first AI company sold to General Electric in 2011.  Over his career Jacques has published a wide range of papers on AI, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Data Science and is a big supporter of AI for social good.  He is currently Founder & CEO of Cortex Logic and Founder & President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA).

Ludik said, “It’s such an honor to receive any award and this one is special because it comes at a time when AI is moving beyond the hype and into the realm of real world application both in the Enterprise and society in general.”  Ludik went on to say, “My current focus is two-fold; at Cortex Logic we are now building a series of products and platforms embracing all aspects of Artificial Intelligence to help businesses solve complex business problems using the power of machine learning, deep learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data & Analytics. At the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa we are building a community that aims to leverage AI for social good, education and transformative change in wider African society.  It’s been a passion of mine for many years and there has never been a better time for young engineers, entrepreneurs, business & governments to begin their journey into the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

Dr Jacques Ludik CEO Cortex Logic

Dr Jacques Ludik CEO Cortex Logic

Ludik concluded, “Every sector of society and commerce will be impacted by AI and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.  However, we have some key challenges to solve around the ethics and impact AI will have on society so it’s imperative that we all begin to focus on this debate and how this smart technology era will be leveraged for positive change, growth and benefit for all.  I look forward to the next 25 years of change and will continue to focus on the positive impact this could have not only in Africa but the entire world.”  Ludik will be one of many leading speakers at the upcoming AI Expo Africa 2019, Cape Town.

About Cortex Logic

Cortex Logic is an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and solutions company that helps businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era.  We provide an AI Engine for Business that solves strategic and operationally relevant problems by leveraging Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data & Analytics. We help platform businesses and corporates operationalise real-world AI by unlocking the value from all available structured and unstructured data and supporting you through the change programme to deliver the step change and business advantage AI based technologies offer.  We work in all major market segments with clients in banking, insurance, healthcare, mining, manufacturing, retail and tel coms.  Learn more at  Contact us at

About AI Expo Africa 2019

Taking place on 4th-5th September 2019, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa,  AI Expo Africa 2019 is focusing on real world applications & trends driving the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science Economy in Africa.  Brought to you by the team at AI Media, AI Expo Africa is the largest Business focused AI Community conference and expo on the continent.  With 700+ delegates, 60+ speaker programme, 40+ exhibitor Expo Hall, allied to the unique Innovation Cafe showcasing the latest AI start-ups in the region, we deliver a truly integrated event experience.  Our speaking programme and workshops are aimed at CxOs, analysts and investors with the primary goal of educating business leaders about AI & Data Science applications solving Enterprise challenges TODAY as well as generating real business and learning opportunities for sponsors, speakers, buyers, suppliers & innovators alike.  We also have FREE student / young engineer workshops to foster grass roots job creation & skills development opportunities.  If you would like to join the event as a delegate or would like take up one of the exhibition, Innovation Cafe or speaking opportunities simply visit click on the links below. Learn more at

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