Public consultation on new United Nations center in Artificial Intelligence

The Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport held a meeting on 25 October, to discuss the setting up and role of the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO. The purpose of the Center will be to provide an open and transparent environment that, in addition to research, technology and discussions in the field of artificial intelligence, will provide stakeholders worldwide with public-policy support in the preparation of artificial intelligence orientations and action plans. K4A has played a key role in the founding of the center.

Knowledge 4 All Foundation sponsors #AI4D Africa Innovation Awards @Indaba

In July 2019 we issued a call for proposals to invite individuals, grassroots organizations, initiatives, academic, and civil society institutions to submit their proposals for mini-projects within the 2019 Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) initiative funded by IDRC.  We selected 10 winners and invited the Awardees to present their solutions at the AI4D workshop during the Deep Learning Indaba 2019 conference.

HumaneAI interview series: Holger Hoos, Leiden University

Holger Hoos, Leiden University
Holger Hoos, Leiden University

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to automate to a large extent the development, customisation and deployment and running of AI.

Organized by HumaneAI, Berlin, Germany, May 2019 @vision_claire @HolgerHoos ‏‏#humancomputer #artificialintelligence  #videolectures

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: 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