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Dr. Kala Fleming, SMAJI.ai

Ep. 9

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Dr. Kala Fleming has a passion to bring technology to the places and people where it can have dramatic impact. All the way back to her time with IBM, she's pursued projects that help solve healthcare, food security...and water. These fundamental needs lead Dr. Fleming to found Diaspora.ai  as a vehicle to tackle these challenges head on It's this last essential, water, that preoccupies her current startup, SMAJI, which is using AI to address water scarcity. The company employs a combination of technology and human feedback to accurately assess and validate water levels for property managers, in near real time.


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Notable Interview Highlights

Kala and Dan talked about her startup journey, as well as:

  • Growing up in Antigua, a water-challenged island
  • Going from the Virgin Islands to Wisconsin - brrrrrr!
  • A PhD dissertation on...you guessed it...water.
  • AfroTech and Founders Gym
  • Resisting pre-conceived notions


MORE on KALA AND SMAJI

KALA:

https://twitter.com/thekalafleming

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kalafleming/

TED talk


SMAJI and DIASPORA:

https://twitter.com/SMAJIcloud

https://www.smaji.ai/

https://twitter.com/diasporatech

https://diasporaai.com/

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