African Changemaker

Getnet Aseffa

Getnet is an Ethiopian computer scientist enthusiastic about making a breakthrough in the capability of AI systems to think, learn and create and use cutting-edge technology to help leapfrog Africa into the future.

He is the Founder of iCog Labs, a renowned AI and Robotics Research and Development Company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As the Founder of iCog Labs, Getnet has been pivotal in fostering innovation and technological advancement in Ethiopia and beyond. His leadership and expertise positioned iCog Labs as a prominent player in the AI and robotics industry, not only in Ethiopia but also on a global scale.


Under Getnet’s visionary leadership, iCog Labs has emerged as a hub of innovation, research, and development. With a mission to harness the power of AI for social impact, iCog Labs has spearheaded numerous projects and initiatives, transforming various sectors and improving lives across the country.

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