Philanthropist, business mogul and five-time Grammy-nominated artist Akon has announced the signing of a formal partnership between Akon Lighting America (ALA) and leading AI-solutions provider, Group A MondoBrain. The partnership is focused on benefiting the whole of Africa, starting with the Comoros Islands, by leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the development and delivery of sustainable energy solutions around the world. The announcement was finalized as Akon spoke at a summit on clean tech financing in Dubai, UAE.
Akon — “I’m a true believer in the ability of combined forces and partnering with advanced technologies to help us combat climate change and make positive impacts in people’s lives. Integrating technologies such as artificial intelligence to our new sustainable energy solutions is a must” said Akon. “By partnering with Group A MondoBrain, we are committing to turn the promise of providing efficient sustainable energy solutions by using AI technologies into living reality for people in America and Africa.
Since 2013, Akon has been actively involved in delivering sustainable energy solutions to disadvantaged and rural populations, resulting in the Akon Lighting Africa initiative with active projects in over 16 countries. Now, with Akon Lighting America, the music icon is looking to build on his experience and work with partners like Group A MondoBrain to create replicable, scalable and cost-effective utility-scale renewable energy solutions throughout Africa and for low-income housing areas in the US.
According to Group A MondoBrain founders Idrisse Ahamed & Augustin Huret, artificial intelligence will be able to play a big role in furthering the mission of Akon Lighting America on a global scale. “Simply stated, AI can be used to make better, smarter decisions,” said Guy Liégaux, MondoBrain EVP. “We look forward to helping Akon’s team leverage data to optimize decision making at every step from solution design to implementation planning and execution.”
The ALA global initiative is to empower the people around the world and improve living conditions by providing the basic essential needs that should be accessible to everyone, such as electricity and clean water through sustainable energy solutions.
Group A MondoBrain is a leading provider of AI-augmented solutions with experience across the financial, engineering, and agricultural sectors with deep roots in Africa. The organization’s main offering is the award-winning MondoBrain platform, used by governments and private organizations across the world to optimize performance decisions and manage KPI’s.