Datamaker Ghana, a South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) data learning and labelling company established in the country in October 2021, has now been licensed a Free Zone enterprise by the Ghana Free Zone Authority.
Operating as the only Korean data labelling platform with active operations in the African region, the company has made a strong presence in the AI industry through its data laboratories in South Korea and Ghana.
The company offers AI and related solutions in the areas of image annotation, LiDAR annotation, audio annotation, text annotation and big data. Datamaker is mobilising capacity to introduce more cutting edge labelling techniques in the future.
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Enoch Lee, explained that the company sought to be a leader in the provision of decent jobs and AI skills development.
He said the company had also secured a funding partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) under its Inclusive Business Solution (IBS) programme.
“This five-year (2021-2025) partnership will further deepen KOICA’s resolve to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all and promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all,” Mr Lee said.
He intimated that the company by operating data labs in Ghana was committed to making Ghana the AI hub in the subregion.
The CEO expressed his joy at Datamaker being the first Korean IT company licensed by the Free Zones Authority, stressing that the company was focused on providing AI-related training for the youth with little or no IT knowledge.
Mr Lee added that the advent of AI-related technologies would lead to an explosion of the need for data labelers, saying, “Ghana is best positioned to become a leader in the field because of its widely youthful population and internet penetration.”