Dataphyte and Archivi.ng have announced a new partnership to bring data-driven storytelling and historical analysis to Africa.
Dataphyte is a social impact organization specializing in data access, analytics and hyperlocal research for Africa, while Archivi.ng is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic newspapers since Nigeria’s independence in 1960 and providing access to content for future generations.
This partnership combines Dataphyte’s expertise in real-time localized data collection and analysis with Archivi.ng’s extensive repository of digitized historical news content to power Nubia AI, Dataphyte’s cutting-edge AI storytelling platform.
Nubia.ai will use big data and historical archives to tell untold stories of Nigeria’s past, present and future. Archivi.ng’s extensive collection of digitized historical newspapers will help Nubia.ai generate insightful narratives that bridge the gap between the past and the present. This trove of data includes multiple perspectives and voices, making it a unique window into the continent’s rich tapestry of experiences.
Nubia AI goes beyond mere data processing. It employs advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to extract meaning and context from data, weaving compelling narratives that resonate with diverse audiences. By incorporating historical data, Nubia.ai can provide context to contemporary challenges, celebrate unsung heroes, and shed light on the evolution of African cultures and societies.
Dataphyte and Archivi.ng said they are committed to open access and democratization of data and the partnership appears to uphold these values by ensuring that historical data used by Nubia.ai is readily available for independent research and exploration.
This empowers individuals and communities to engage with their history and contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of Africa’s narrative.
“With Archivi.ng as our partner, Nubia.ai takes a big step forward in its ability to tell the full story of Africa,” said Joshua Olufemi, Founder and CEO of Dataphyte.
“By combining real-time data with historical news insights, we can create a richer, more nuanced understanding of the continent’s past, present and potential.”
Archivi.ng’s Fua’d Lawal added: “This partnership is a testament to the power of collaboration to unlock the potential of data. By making historical African news accessible to AI, we open doors to untold stories and pave the way for a more inclusive and informed future.”
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The Dataphyte-Archivi.ng partnership signifies an important step forward in the field of data-driven storytelling and historical analysis in Africa. With Nubia.ai as a bridge, this collaboration promises to uncover hidden gems of African history, empower communities, and inform a broader global understanding of the continent’s unique narratives.
This is the third media partnership that Dataphyte has signed to train Nubia AI. The first ongoing collaboration is with Daily Trust and the other is with Business Day.