February 26, 2024

This Investor’s New AI Chatbot Brings Black Inventors To Life

Kobie Fuller

Kobie Fuller, a general partner at Upfront Ventures, has a new initiative to highlight the contributions of Black inventors through the power of artificial intelligence (AI). 

Meet Kobie Fuller

Fuller’s latest project, an AI chatbot, is a tribute to the often-underappreciated achievements of Black innovators whose work has significantly shaped modern society.

Fuller’s motivation extends beyond simply creating an educational tool. His vision is to use AI as a means of communication and knowledge sharing, particularly in celebrating Black history. 

This approach reflects his commitment to amplifying Black voices and empowering Black founders in the tech industry.

His work has consistently focused on ensuring that Black entrepreneurs receive the support and recognition they deserve, especially in the competitive venture capital world.

The AI Chatbot For Black Inventors

The AI-powered tool is designed to offer an interactive and educational experience about Black inventors. 

Users begin their journey with the chatbot by receiving a prompt, encouraging learning and engagement.

The prompts include, “Let’s get ready to have some fun and learn about the impact Black inventors have had on society. What’s your name?” amongst others.

This personalized approach aims to make the learning experience more engaging and effective.

“What I decided to do for Black History Month was to use AI as a means to communicate and share knowledge,” Fuller told AfroTech.

“It is a really cool way to teach people about aspects of Black history and make it more personalized and enlightening.”

The chatbot, developed by Fuller, showcases over 100 Black inventors. It highlights individuals like Lewis Howard Latimer, known for his significant improvements to the light bulb.

Thomas Elkins, whose invention of a refrigerating apparatus laid the groundwork for the modern refrigerator, also appeared.

These stories highlight Black inventors’ profound influence in various fields, from everyday household items to safety devices.

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.