Chopwork: When Nigeria start-ups penetrate e-market sector- Abbas Badmus

By Abbas Badmus

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is highly rated among the most disruptive technologies, and a great means for start-ups to achieve their hyper-growth targets.

With a number of applications in big data, computer vision, natural language processing, and more, AI is revolutionizing businesses, industries, and people’s lives.

AI technology start-ups are attracting the attention of multiple investors across the globe, and particularly so in Europe, North America, Asia China and in Africa countries like Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt, among many others.

AI refers to the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly or routinely carried out by humans.

The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience.

Examples of AI start-ups are Darktrace, Freenome, Mobvoi, Benevolent AI, Tusimple, Unisound while those founded by Nigerians are Cloud Minds, and 4paradigm Intelia, Spear Lab, Ceretronics Technology, and Aide Solution, just to name a few.

Chopwork, the latest addition to Nigeria’s e-market sector, is an Artificial Intelligence-powered digital market platform created for sellers and buyers of digital products and services to grow at any scale.

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The Nigerian start-up is determined to eradicate poverty among people in Nigeria and Africa by providing them a profitable online platform to connect to clients globally in selling their digital products and render quality service to customers.

In an interview with TechDigest, the Chief Executive Officer of Chopwork Marketplace, Akoh Jerry said the company’s resources are geared to offer people the opportunity to make money from the comfort of their homes and overcome poverty.

According to him, the company standard of operations are uniquely formulated to ensure that service providers on the platform do not experience any delay before getting paid as a customized process in place to enable them access money earned from transactions.

Akoh emphasised Chopwork serves as a source of livelihood for Nigerians to earn quality money to meet their daily needs and thrive properly. So, as a creative or service provider in Nigeria and other developing countries, you can register for free on platform, list all your downloadable products and services.

The downloadable products can be sold multiple times thereby generating passive income while the creative can render quality services which are properly secured to protect both the service providers and the buyers.

Another unique feature of Chopwork digital market platform, is the introduction of a programme called Sales Executives which is open for anyone interested in joining the business to register as a sales executive and create a virtual market based on existing products and services on Chopwork.

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By coming on board, the sales executives can promote their virtual products through the existing market which can be both offline and online. Also, a sales executive earns a commission whenever you advertise and results to a customer buying a product through your link.

The CEO of Chopwork maintains that the platform gives access to both skilled and unskilled individuals to work and gain financial independence thereby becoming economically empowered.

AI remains one of the key technologies that has helped to transform industries and solve world problems conveniently. As the years pass, AI technology and Machine Learning has continued to gain prominence in factories, healthcare, banking, and security which now extends to e-Commerce, social media, and mobile application platforms.

However, as AI technology progresses and solutions are developed, more challenges also appear concerning how we do things.

The hunt for AI talents, supporting IT systems, processing unstructured data, improving cyber-securiy, transparency, established AI ethics are some of the major issues necessary to help drive sustainable growth in in the application of AI technologies for in more diverse areas of human endevaour.

To enable encourage more players in the Nigerian tech startup ecosystems, the Chopwork founder, appealed for the enactment of friendly tax laws, open access to funding opportunities, investors and provision of more resources for new startups while also helping existing ones to upscale.

Badmus is a staff writer with Techdigest

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