Darlington Ahiale Akogo is the Founder and Director of Artificial Intelligence at GUDRA, and its subsidiaries; minoHealth; an AI Healthtech company, minoHealth AI Labs; an AI Healthcare, Biotech and Biomedical Research Lab, karaAgro AI; an AI-powered Plant & Pest Disease Detection and Precision Agriculture platform, Runmila AI Institute; an AI and Data Science training institute, and Gudra AI Studio; an organisation broadly exploring AI and Exponential Technologies applied various domains including Transportation, Telecommunications, Banking, Sanitation and Energy.
He's also an Advisory Board Member and Ambassador to West Africa at AI Expo Africa, the largest business focused AI community in Africa, with its Head Quarters in South Africa.
He's a member of United Nations ITU and World Health Organization's Focus Group on 'Artificial Intelligence for Health' (AI4H), and a member of MIT Tech Review Global Panel. And he's a member of World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Ho Hub.
Darlington Ahiale Akogo is also an Artificial Intelligence advocate, communicator and mentor. He believes Artificial Intelligence can solve a lot of problems plaguing Africa and being proactive is necessary in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and the 4th Industrial Revolution. So Darlington advocates, teaches and communicates Artificial Intelligence through seminars, lectures, interviews, writings and mentorships. He was a research presenter at NeurIPS 2018, the largest Conference on Artificial Intelligence in the World. And he was one of the speakers at the AI Expo Africa 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa and Next Einstein Forum’s Africa Science Week. He was also a participant in Massachusett Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Global Community BioSummit 2018. His research paper ‘ScaffoldNet: Detecting and Classifying Biomedical Polymer-Based Scaffolds via a Convolutional Neural Network’ was part of the Future of Information and Communications Conference, which is sponsored by IEEE and featured in the book, ‘Advances in Information and Communication’. Alongside great minds including Yoshua Bengio, who's celebrated as one of the Fathers of Deep Learning, Darlington is featured in and wrote for the book, "Artificial Intelligence Simplified: 99 Use Cases And Expert Thoughts For Starters" which was put together by Data Science Nigeria. He also writes reports and essays for Synapse Magazine - ‘The Voice of African Artificial Intelligence & Data Science’ by AI Media, and he writes articles for MIT Tech Review Insights.