Two Cameroonian teams are on the list of 60 finalists from Africa and the Middle East, selected by Facebook for its “Bots for Messenger” contest, which rewards developers who can create the most innovative robots for Messenger, One in an official statement.
The Cameroonian teams, named Quizzcoin and Cuisto, are respectively aligned in the categories “Games and entertainment” and “Social good“. The competition includes a 3rd category: the one called “Productivity and utilities“. Like their competitors, these ambassadors of Cameroon have until June 2, 2017 to submit their robots and hope to win the final victory.
For each region (North Africa and Middle East, then Sub-Saharan Africa), Facebook says, “the three finalist teams (one for each category) will win $10,000 and three months of mentoring from Facebook. For each region, the three winning teams (one for each category) will win $20,000 and three months of mentoring from Facebook. “
However, the 60 finalists have already won “Gear VR equipment and a mobile phone; An hour of mentoring provided by Facebook; The tools and services of FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help young start-ups in their early stages of development; And a prize of US $ 2,000 “.