The Charlettes: An AI engineer in Ivory Coast and Ghana | Documentary


From: Africa Direct

A facial recognition app designed by software program engineer Charlette N’Guessan, a lady with distinctive identification points.

Charlette Désiré N’Guessan comes from an intriguing household, the place all the ladies share the identical identify: Charlette.

It’s complicated, and likewise somewhat ironic, since she is a software program engineer who has invented a facial recognition app. In The Charlettes, by filmmaker Gauz, we see how this specific Charlette has made an affect within the tech world in Ivory Coast and Ghana, successful prizes and plaudits for her synthetic intelligence (AI) identification invention.

Gbaka-Brede Armand Patrick, recognized professionally as Gauz, is a multidisciplinary and self-proclaimed iconoclastic artist, primarily based in Ivory Coast. His work spans writing for theatre, movie and magazines in addition to images and documentary directing. His brief documentaries embody Quand Sankara and L’année du Piver. He gained the Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noir in 2018.

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