Deadline extension for IJCAI 2019 workshop

Extension to IJCAI workshop on Artificial Intelligence and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

DEADLINE EXTENSION – due to a number of last minute submissions we are extending the deadline for the AI 4 SDGs workshop until Monday 29th at https://www.k4all.org/even/ijcai19 @IJCAIconf #UnitedNations#artificialintelligence #SDG #UNESCO #AI4DNetwork #AI4Dev #AI4D

AI4D interview series: Bolanle Oladejo, University of Ibadan

Bolanle F. Oladejo, University of Ibadan (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/blog-bolanle/)
Bolanle F. Oladejo, University of Ibadan (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/blog-bolanle/)

We want to have synergy where we can overcome challenges to data sets, consultants and supporting our PhD.

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

AI4D interview series: Erik Bongcam Rudloff, SLU

Erik Bongcam Rudloff (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/erik-blog/)
Erik Bongcam Rudloff, SLU (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/erik-blog/)

My bluesky project for AI in Africa is to create a portable system to immediately identify on the field the pathogens in case of massive outbreaks.

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

AI4D interview series: Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis from United Nations Global Pulse

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, United Nations Global Pulse (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/paula-blog/)
Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, United Nations Global Pulse (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/paula-blog/)

My bluesky project is to scale many of the successful pilots that have been run in Africa in the last year.

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

AI4D interview series: Benjamin Rosman from University of the Witwatersrand

Benjamin Rosman, University of the Witwatersrand / CSIR (attribution by AI4D, CC-BY 2.0., https://ai4d.ai/benjamin-blog/)

My blue sky project is a pipeline from fundamental research in Africa to applied research considering ethics and society all the way to commercialization.

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,@BenjaminRosman 

African AI communities gathered at Artificial Intelligence 4 Development workshop

The K4A team travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to run a workshop to set up the Network of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Development in sub-Saharan Africa with IDRC and Strathmore University. We had 60 participants and three days of hard work. More updates from Nairobi coming soon! #ai #artificialintelligence #africa #ai4dev

African AI Network Kick-off in Nairobi

Looking forward to organising the AI4D event this week in Kenya & connecting with African focused AI community leaders to drive the artificial intelligence agenda in the region

Toward a Network of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) in sub-Saharan Africa

First High-level Forum on AI in Africa

We were invited to present our new AI4D Network of Excellence in AI in Africa at the Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Africa, organized by UNESCO and Mohamed VI Polytechnic University from 12 to 13 December in Benguérir (Morocco). This was a great opportunity to understand more about AI developments and explore the opportunities and challenges of technological innovations relating to AI in Africa.

Launching a new Artificial Intelligence Network of Excellence in Africa

We are very happy to announce the launch of the AI for Development Africa project wth IDRC, to support a network of excellence in AI in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen and develop community scientific and technological excellence in a range of AI-related issue areas.

AI4D Africa is aiming to undertake four interrelated activities and will run for 18 months and result in the establishment of the network, research roadmap, portfolio of innovation projects, and recommendations for capacity building for ethical and locally relevant AI research around the African continent.

The project will draw from the recent IDRC and UNESCO supported mapping and facilitate a bottom-up network/community of researchers who will investigate and recommend how the network/community should shape its research agenda and actions.