AI Expo Africa 2020 ONLINE Employs 100% Synthetic AI powered host to welcome delegates and introduce the keynote speakers

As COVID19 has pushed us all into new ways of working, AI Expo Africa had to move online.  The sad reality is that large gatherings of people and face-2-face conferences cannot be held in 2020 and so the team at AI Media Group who are curators of the highly successful 2018 and 2019 shows had to come up with a new way to host the event and continue to add value to members, delegates, speakers, vendors and sponsors.

Roy Bannister COO AI Media Group and Cofounder of AI Expo Africa stated,”Everyone has been forced to innovate including us, and while the previous two shows were a massive success, this year we wanted to see if we could replicate our format online and make a digital twin of our event.  We spent 2 months looking at options and decided to choose a dedicated eConference platform that allows us to mix live and re-corded elements that will make for a great experience for the community”.

AI Expo Africa reception area concept

AI Expo Africa virtual reception layout

The 2 Day Live Online Programme has a mix of live interaction spaces such as the virtual vendor hall with eBooths, speaker lounge, networking lounge where delegates can have live interaction, meetings and video / audio based chats, plus live Q&A with speakers all via a secure, invite only eConference platform.

eBooth examples

Nick Bradshaw, CEO AI Media Group and Cofounder of AI Expo Africa stated, “Perhaps the greatest innovation at this years show is Vicki.

Vicki is a 100% synthetic, AI generated host, that is working at the show

Vicki is the first 100% synthetic AI powered host of AI Expo Africa 2020.  She is working at the show to introduce the main keynote speakers during the opening sessions of Day 1 and Day 2 of the show.

This technology has come a long way and will be showcased at the event. Its becoming harder to tell the difference between real humans and synthetic actors, which is both an amazing innovation but also provokes interesting reactions, especially in the era of fake news and deep fakes.  She is a testimony to how far this technology has come and we can assure our audience everything she says is true!!”

About AI Expo Africa 2020

Produced by the AI Media Group and with 3000+ community members, AI Expo Africa is now entering its third successful year and is the largest B2B trade focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA & Data Science business conference in Africa. The 2020 edition of AI Expo Africa will run online on 3-4 September 2020 and builds upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 and 2019 events that cemented it as the largest gathering of its kind, with over 1000 registered delegates, decision makers, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region.




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