Season's greetings to the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) community, our partners and all our supporters who showed interest in how exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the operationalization of Big Data & Analytics and Data Science can help shape a better future for us all, including to help transform Africa. We live in a golden age for AI and some believe we have just entered it. As discussed in Deep Learning in Africa, AI is also growing in leaps and bounds on the African continent and is being further strengthened by a range of exciting activities and initiatives such as the Deep Learning Indaba (sponsored by Google, amongst others), multiple MIIA events, the 1st AI Africa Conference, the Deep Learning Hackathon, Data Science Nigeria's 1st National Summit on Big Data Economy and 2nd Data Science Bootcamp (as well as its collaboration with MIIA), MIIA's representation at the Global Symposium of AI and Inclusion, the Deep Learning Hackathon, the MIIA and AIMS event on AI and Data Science, and other AI and Machine Learning events. MIIA is also mentioned in this primer on the South African AI ecosystem which provides an overview of some startups using AIs, incubators and accelerators, organizations and hubs, education initiatives, collaborations and innovation challenges. As can be seen in the diagram below, it has been a tremendous year of growth and collaboration that provides and excellent foundation that we can build on in 2018.