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Training Young Ugandans in AI Software and Systems of the World’s Tech Giants

Sama is one of numerous new start-ups that train the artificial intelligence (AI) software and systems of large tech companies. Its website lists its clients as Google, Ford, Walmart, Sony, BMW, Ebay, Microsoft and NASA. Sama also works for Meta, which owns Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram. In the past, such companies outsourced call center jobs and other low-paid tasks to India, for example. However, salaries are now rising there. So large corporations seeking cheap labor have turned to East African countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda where English is widely spoken, the internet is stable and the time difference to Europe is minimal.