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New podcast by Wale Akinfaderin on AI for parliamentary documents in Nigerian

Adewale Akinfaderin
Adewale Akinfaderin

Wale Akinfaderin is a K4A grantee within the AI4D programme working on Predicting and Analyzing Law-Making in Kenya has delivered a podcast for an episode of “I Am Change” podcast series with Korede Azeez. The interview can be found on Soundcloud and Apple podcast.

The project proposes expanding a framework on categorizing parliamentary bills in Nigeria using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), document embedding and recurrent neural networks to three other countries in Africa: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa.

His work was accepted at 4th Widening NLP Workshop, Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2020.

New call for AI4D innovation grants open now

Deep Learning Indaba 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
Deep Learning Indaba 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

Knowledge 4 All Foundation partnered with the Deep Learning Indaba to fund research projects across Africa that are collaborative at heart and have a strong development focus.

This Call for Proposals invites individuals, grassroots organizations, initiatives, academic, and civil society institutions to apply for funding for mini-projects.

A mini-project could also be early-stage research around our Grand Challenge of curing leishmaniasis.

National consultation on digital credentails

We are currently working on a technical infrastructure that organisations can use to issue digital credentials across the EU and beyond. This technical infrastructure could be used by various stakeholders when issuing any type of Digital Credential to learners. The work was presented at the National workshop on micro-credentials and blockchain certification on May 28 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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.

Coronavirus Watch dashboard released

Just released! 5D animated visualization of coronavirus spread by K4A trustee Marko Grobelnik. You can track the development from late January till today globally/per country/per capita. Available on the Coronavirus Watch page.

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