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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 

Human side of Artificial Intelligence project kick-off

Today in Berlin at the CINIQ center, thirty-five of the most relevant AI institutions in Europe including K4A, met for the kick-off of the Humane AI project. An endeavour to develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to shape the ongoing AI revolution. The ambitious goal is to design and deploy AI systems that enhance human capabilities and empower both individuals and society as a whole to develop AI that extends rather than replaces human intelligence.

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

Discussion on opportunities and challenges of Humans and Artificial Intelligence

We were invited by UNESCO to be part of the opening panel to their main conference Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach. The panel discussed the main challenges and opportunities in ensuring the development of artificial intelligence that serves humanity. We briefly presented our projects connecting humanity and AI such as HumaneAI and the Network of Excellence in AI in Africa. Speakers included the first Minister for Artificial Intelligence, Tencent, Facebook, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and more.

 

ROAM approach in AI

UNESCO held a panel discussion to deeply reflect on issues concerning Rights, Access and Multi-stakeholder Governance of Artificial Intelligence. It presented a primer report analyzing the changes that advanced ICTs are bringing to society, under the prism of the ROAM framework, with John Shawe-Taylor, UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence. The “Openness” dimension was be further explored by a following session focused on Open Data and AI with Maria Fasli, UNESCO Chair on Data Science.

 

Using Artificial Intelligence and Open Educational Resurces data

The X5GON project was welcomed with enthusiastic feedback at this year’s Mobile Learning Week at UNESCO. The project was presented in its basic structure and how it can help institutions make sense of their OER materials and create organic growth ouside their repositories.

Debate on AI in Education Readiness Index

During the 2019 Mobile Learning Week at UNESCO we were asked to discuss the creation of the AI in Education Readiness Index. The idea was to assess the feasibility of an annual Global Index and explore the creation of a multi-donor platform to support its full development. Partners include Microsoft, ITU, ProFuturo Foundation, Apple and Baidu.

HumaneAI project starting to take shape

The team went to Frankfurt airport to support partners of the HumaneAI project ahead of the kickoff meeting in April. The project is quite ambitious as it aims to develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to shape the ongoing Artificial Intelligence revolution towards a more human-centric agenda.