Release of Government AI Readiness Index 2019

The Government AI Readiness Index 2019: More Equal Implementation Needed to Close Global Inequalities
The Government AI Readiness Index 2019: More Equal Implementation Needed to Close Global Inequalities in Artificial Intelligence

 

Over the past few months, Knowledge 4 All Foundation, a key partner in the Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) initiative to advance AI in the Global South, partnered with Oxford Insights, an international public sector consultancy specialising in AI, and IDRC which prepared the second edition of the Government AI Readiness Index. This year’s index is more globally represented and expanded the scope to cover all UN countries. Having calculated scores for all 194 governments included in the report, Oxford Insights invited experts from each region to contribute commentary to help bring our findings to life with their insights and local knowledge.

AI4D interview series: Isaac Rutenberg, Strathmore University

Isaac Rutenberg, Strathmore University (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/isaac-blog/)
Isaac Rutenberg, Strathmore University (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/isaac-blog/)

If I could solve any problem with AI, it would be [African] products reaching international markets.

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, #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

AI4D interview series: Vukosi Marivate from University of Pretoria

Vukosi Marivate, University of Pretoria, CSIR, Deep Learning Indaba, (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/vukosi-blog/)
Vukosi Marivate, University of Pretoria, CSIR, Deep Learning Indaba, (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/vukosi-blog/)

My bluesky project is how do we get AI to be interpretable and transparent

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, @vukosi #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

AI4D interview series: Olubunmi Banjo, Kuvora

Olubunmi Banjo, Kuvora, (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/olubunmi-blog/)
Olubunmi Banjo, Kuvora, (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/olubunmi-blog/)

I think we should empower young people, so for me to enable people to earn an income and be self-sufficient, then we would succeed in using AI in general.

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, #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

AI4D interview series: John Shawe-Taylor, University College London

John Shawe-Taylor, University College London (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/john-blog)
John Shawe-Taylor, University College London (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/john-blog)

My bluesky projects is education, where I believe AI can enhance the educational provision and experience of countless people across the globe, because it can provide high quality educational materials for the masses.

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, #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D 

AI4D interview series: Olubayo Adekanmbi from MTN and Data Science Nigeria

Olubayo Adekanmbi, MTN Nigeria, Data Science Nigeria (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0.,https://ai4d.ai/blog-olubayo/)

My bluesky project for AI in Africa is the area of health and automation of delivery systems on the African content.

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, @DataScienceNIG @MTNNG #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D 

AI4D interview series: Maria Fasli, University of Essex

Maria Fasli, University of Essex, UNESCO Chair in Data Science and Analytics, (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/maria-blog/)
Maria Fasli, University of Essex, UNESCO Chair in Data Science and Analytics, (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/maria-blog/)

My bluesky project in AI for Africa is instead of running surveys, to learn from observational data

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, @MariaFasli  #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

AI4D interview series: Prateek Sibal from UNESCO

Prateek Sibal, UNESCO (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/blog-prateek/)

My bluesky project in AI for Africa is building human capacity in developing countries

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, #UnitedNations #artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #videolectures #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

AI4D interview series: Fernando Perini, IDRC

Fernando Perini, IDRC (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/blog-fernando/)

My bluesky project is to make reality out of the discussions in Nairobi and the AI4D Programme

Organised 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