Frederic Debord, Managing Director of Orange Madagascar, and Habib Hassim, Founder and Executive Chairman of SmartOne, today signed an innovative partnership agreement. The two partners are implementing a joint program of actions in the artificial intelligence sector aimed at the professional development of young Malagasy people far from training and employment, which marks their strong commitment to CSR issues, SDGs and digital development of Madagascar.
The partnership established between Orange Digital Center Madagascar (ODC) and SmartOne is a first in Madagascar. The two entities are committed together to training and recruiting over 12 months, 200 young Malagasy people far from university training and employment, while democratizing AI (artificial intelligence), its challenges and its professional opportunities in Madagascar through a series of events open to all.
Each month, around thirty candidates will be selected and will benefit from intensive training for 15 days, alternating between 1 week within ODC and 1 week at SmartOne. At the end of the program, young people will be hired at SmartOne, with prospects of professional development in the different artificial intelligence professions. The entire training program was designed by Orange Digital Center Madagascar and SmartOne. These are training modules in the foundations of digital technology, AI, Machine Learning, computer programming and project management.
As part of the partnership, the two entities also undertake to organize events to facilitate access to information, acculturate and raise awareness of the issues and opportunities offered by the AI and Machine Learning sector.
The partnership established between Orange Digital Center Madagascar and SmartOne also fully contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth and Reduced Inequalities.
Through this partnership, SmartOne, a pioneer in the field of data enrichment for the Artificial Intelligence market, wishes to go further in this approach and in its role as a responsible employer by fully playing its role as a player in reference in Madagascar in the promotion of AI, its professions and the opportunities they represent for Malagasy youth.
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About Orange Digital Center
Orange Digital Center has been deployed in Madagascar since October 2021 with the aim of bringing together in the same place, all of the programs ranging from digital training to the support of technological projects, to the acceleration of startups. The objectives pursued are to improve the employability of young people and women by offering professional training adapted to the needs of recruiting companies and to create bridges and synergies between the academic world, the technological world and the economic world: a challenge met with this unique, high-impact partnership signed with SmartOne.
SmartOne, a global leader in high-value data labeling, empowers organizations worldwide, from startups to industry giants, research institutes to higher education establishments. Since 2012, we’ve meticulously annotated over 1.5 billion data points, including text, images, videos, audios, and more. We proudly assist the world’s top AI teams in fine-tuning their data requirements to enhance their computer vision, natural language models, chatbots and more. Our people-first approach ensures exceptional annotations rapidly with transparency, accuracy, and data privacy at its core. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, we provide scalable solutions across North America, Europe and the Middle East.
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