The Reconfigured Podcast

Conversations with professionals in various fields and companies


#26 - Christophe Zoghbi: AI Education in MENA

Today's episode is with Christophe Zoghbi, founder at Zaka AI and Beirut AI. We have covered several topics related to AI from its impact on daily activities, trends, challenges and bias regarding AI, and much more 00:00 Intro 00:23 Christophe's intro 00:57 Christophe's journey into the world of AI 06:32 Challenges educating in the AI space 12:00 Significant ways AI is impacting society and culture 14:53 Using AI as a buzzword in business proposals 18:20 Decision between in-house AI or externally hosted AI 24:52 Data privacy around AI 28:05 Bias in AI 32:38 Social challenges in AI 34:43 Emerging trends in AI 39:15 Is academia preparing students for the market or is there a gap? 42:21 What is the most rewarding aspect in Christophe's perspective 44:51 Christophe's perspective on certain things did work out but not as expected 52:48 When people think AI is getting dumber by time 56:02 What people take for granted 01:00:00 Mental Health question 01:03:28 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at Follow us on: Website: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Facebook: LinkedIn: