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19-year-old Ethiopian scientist on Mereja TV 7 Dekika

Betelhem Dessie is a 19-year-old Ethiopian software developer. She was born and raised in Harar region, she now leaves in Addis Ababa working for the iCog lab as iCog anyone can code (iCog acc) project manager and on Solve IT project as a project consultant. The lab is Addis Ababa based AI (artificial intelligence space), which was part of a team of scientists that developed the software for Sophia, the world's first humanoid robot. In this interview with Biruk Yibeltal, Betelhem said that she has five software programs copyrighted, three software solely to her name and two software in a group. She also told Merja TV that she began coding when she was ten. 

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