Speaker Bio

Richard Mathenge

African Content Moderators Union


Richard Mathenge, the organiser of the recently formed African Content Moderators Union, has made Time Magazine’s first list of the world’s top innovators in artificial intelligence (AI).

Mathenge was recognised by the American magazine for his work in advancing AI’s influence across the world.

Mathenge was among the Kenyan content moderators sourced to train OpenAI’s popular chatbot ChatGPT ahead of its launch in November 2022.

In May 2023, over 150 moderators voted to establish a one-of-a-kind workers’ union dubbed the Content Moderators Union drawing moderators from ChatGPT, Facebook and TikTok, as well as any other tech firm.

Session Details

Wednesday 20th September 2023 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm | EAT

AI and Emerging Economies: Unlocking Potential for Growth and Impact in Africa