Full Name
Kathleen Siminyu
Job Title
Machine Learning Fellow
Mozilla Foundation
Brief Biography
Kathleen Siminyu is an AI Researcher focused on Natural Language Processing for African Languages. She works at Mozilla Foundation as a Machine Learning Fellow to support the development of a Kiswahili Speech Recognition dataset and to build transcription models for end-use cases in the agricultural and financial domains. Kathleen is also currently part of a committee constituted by the African Union to develop an Artificial Intelligence continental strategy for Africa. Before joining Mozilla, Kathleen was the Regional Coordinator of AI4D Africa, where she worked with ML and AI communities in Africa to run various programs. She continues to organize communities as part of the Deep Learning Indaba and the Masakhane Research Foundation.
Kathleen Siminyu