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Mini-documentary on Artificial Intelligence 4 Development

Mini-documentary on AI4D Artificial Intelligence 4 Development
Mini-documentary on AI4D Artificial Intelligence 4 Development

We produced a mini-documentary describing the ideas, aspirations, and research potential of our African colleagues in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

The footage was taken at the kick-off of the workshop Organized by K4A, IDRC, SIDA at workshop “Toward a Network of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) in sub-Saharan Africa”, Nairobi, Kenya, April 2019 @IDRC_CRDI #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

The emerging network of machine learning and AI practitioners and researchers undertaking a collaborative roadmap for AI for Development in Africa. The three-day workshop zoomed in on three critical areas of 1) policy and regulations, 2) skills and capacity building and 3) the application of AI in Africa.

 

ICLR presentations of AI4D mini-grants

As part of the AfricaNLP – Unlocking Local Languages workshop, we hosted a number of projects working in Artificial Intelligence in Africa for Development, funded via IDRC grants.

K4A awarded by European Commission with two major AI projects

The European Commission is funding 4 networks of AI research excellence centres with EUR 50 million through Horizon 2020, for supporting collaborative research addressing industrial and scientific challenges identified by such networks in joint research agendas. Knowledge 4 All Foundation is part of two of these networks in order to call expects to mobilise the best research teams and the most prominent experts in the field. The two projects are ELISE  and HumaneAI.

K4A partners up to launch Dynamic Coalition

UNESCO empty during Mobile Learning Week 2020
UNESCO empty during Mobile Learning Week 2020 lockdown

K4A partners with other stakeholders helping to launch with UNESCO a Dynamic Coalition for the OER Recommendation on 2 March 2020 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, during the cancelled Mobile Learning Week.

The Dynamic Coalition will aim to expand and consolidate commitments to actions and strategies as well as reinforce international cooperation among all stakeholders in the 4 areas of the UNESCO OER Recommendation: i) Building the capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute OER; ii) Developing supportive policy; (iii) Encouraging inclusive and equitable quality OER;  and (iv) Nurturing the creation of sustainability models for OER.

Check the new Recommendation in OER on the UNESCO official website.

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