Raphta is an AI software Company that specializes in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Founded in 2017 from the experience of one of the founder's friend who became a victim of identity theft and sought to build a facial recognition technology to address the problem. It was named after the first metropolis in Africa, a city in Azania, sometimes referred to as the “Atlantis of Africa”. Raphta has evolved and built its own proprietary platforms with a focus on computer vision, image processing and edge computing.
We have developed three proprietary platforms· Shuri AI: a full stack, software and hardware edge intelligence solutions for critical infrastructure security, smart cities and buildings,· Usoa digital identity verification and authentication developer platform for the fintech, telecoms and insurtech industries · AME Xa geospatial imagery processing tool that leverages satellite, unmanned and aerial vehicles data used for critical infrastructure monitoring and national security.
Raphta is an early pioneer in the research of machine learning and quantum imaging, working with the Structured Light Lab (University of Witwatersrand) led by Prof. Andrew Forbes we are making breakthroughs in new areas for medical diagnosis and autonomous vision systems. Our mission is to build radically different and better technologies that can solve complex problems and foster inclusive innovation.Raphta is also engaged in fundamental and applied research in the areas of deep learning and quantum machine learning to help organization solve problems and accelerate their digital transformation in the defense and healthcare industries.
We have a world class management, R&D and engineering team from fields such as AI, machine learning, computer science, software engineering, quantum and optics engineering. Raphta is backed by one of the leading multinational information technology companies globally, IBM and venture capital firm WZ Capital founded by Sango Ntsaluba. It has partnered with leading research labs and schools in South Africa like the University of Witwatersrand and has a strong technical advisory board of leading experts in AI, quantum technologies and digital transformation.