Sama, a leading AI company, has announced plans to hire and train 2,100 talented Kenyans to contribute to its cutting-edge computer vision projects. After its departure from content moderation services earlier this year, Sama aims to focus on data annotation, an area in which it has already established dominance in the market. By expanding its workforce, Sama aims to take on progressive AI initiatives from esteemed Fortune 500 companies, shaping the future of AI development while creating employment opportunities for Kenyan youths.
The new employees will undergo comprehensive training in computer vision and data labeling services, which are highly sought after by AI developers and machine learning (ML) engineers worldwide. This training will equip them with the necessary skills to label images and videos for machine learning algorithms, contributing to the creation of robust AI datasets.
The initial phase of hiring and training has already commenced, with the first 600 participants already onboard and undergoing training. An additional 1,500 participants will be hired in the coming weeks, joining Sama’s dynamic team of over 3,000 staff in Nairobi. Together, they will collaborate on computer vision AI projects for prominent global companies.
In addition to technical training, participants will also receive soft skills training in communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Sama recognizes the importance of these skills in cultivating well-rounded professionals who can effectively contribute to the AI industry.
With 15 years of operations in Kenya, Sama has firmly established itself as a key player in the data annotation market. The company specializes in delivering best-in-class computer vision data labeling services, trusted by over 25% of Fortune 50 companies. Sama’s expertise spans a wide range of sectors, including self-driving cars, virtual reality gaming consoles, fashion segmentation, and agricultural solutions for crop disease protection.
As Sama continues to expand its workforce in Kenya, the company reinforces its commitment to fostering innovation, creating opportunities, and spearheading the global AI revolution. With its impressive track record and dedication to providing quality formal jobs, Sama propels Kenya’s position in the AI landscape while empowering its homegrown talent.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Sama’s focus after exiting content moderation services?
Sama has shifted its focus to data annotation and is investing in computer vision projects.
2. How many Kenyans will Sama hire and train for its AI business?
Sama plans to hire and train 2,100 Kenyans to work on its AI initiatives.
3. What skills will the new hires learn?
The new employees will receive training in computer vision and data labeling services.
4. What kind of projects will the new hires work on?
The new hires will work on various computer vision AI projects for Fortune 500 companies.
5. Will the participants receive soft skills training?
Yes, in addition to technical training, participants will receive soft skills training in communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.