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Bonaventure Dossou - Beninese

Master's student in Data Engineering at Jacobs University Bremen

Bonaventure Dossou is currently a Master's student in Data Engineering at Jacobs University Bremen. His research is focused on the field of Artificial Intelligence, particularly, the fields of Computer Vision (CV) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). He is the co-author of the FFR: Fon-French Neural Machine Translation project, which aims to create efficient translation systems for African languages. The goal of the project is to safeguard and promote African languages by providing efficient systems for translating between African languages and between African languages and Western Languages. Bonaventure Dossou is

also the author of the F-SER20, a Speech Emotion Recognition's intelligent system available for German, English, and Italian.


Only a few people truly believe in the power of AI and its ability to contribute to the

development of the world. As a result, projects and systems developed so far have received

no support.

Impact & Solution 

  • He is working to highlight the contributions of African scientists as a first step, and focusing on educating ourselves and the generations after us. 

  • Ensuring that African researchers get recognition for their work and adequate support. He believes that Africa is full of talent, but the lack of support and recognition means that much of the great work and minds remain unknown.

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