Jade Abbott

Jade Abbott

Jade Abbott

Machine Learning Lead

Retro Rabbit, South Africa
Jade Abbott is the Machine Learning Lead at Retro Rabbit in South Africa. She has an MSc Computer Science from the University of Pretoria and works as a software engineer across Africa in every field from fintech, to NGOs, to startups. Currently, she trains and deploys deep learning systems to perform a variety of tasks for real world systems. In 2019, she co-founded Masakhane, an open research grassroots natural language processing initiative for Africans, by Africans, which aims to spur research into NLP for African languages, currently boasting over 400 members, from 38 African countries, and 13 affiliated publications.