BC and Anton discuss the AI-inspired movie, The Creator, Michelle Obama’s new beverage company, PLEZI, and the historic, visionary exhibition from architect Lesley Lokko. **Comments from Lesley Lokko were produced by ArchDaily. You can follow ArchDaily on Twitter @ArchDaily, and learn more at www.archdaily.com.
In this episode, Anton and BC discuss Elon Musk’s “truth” GPT, Black-owned AI companies, and the African Union’s 40-year roadmap to a new African renaissance. *Remarks are from MarketForce CEO and co-founder, Tesh Mbaabu, in conversation with NALA founder, Benjamin Fernandes, and LELAPA co-founders, Jade Abbott and Pelonomi
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