Building a Global AI Community for Sustainable Development (panel session)

author: Benjamin Rosman, University of the Witwatersrand
author: Olalekan Akinsande, University of York
author: Billy Okal, University of Freiburg
author: Jade Abbott, Retro Rabbit
moderator: Melissa Heikkilä, POLITICO Europe
published: April 9, 2021,   recorded: March 2021,   views: 14

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There are a number of AI communities across Africa form Deep Learning Indaba with their IndabaX chapters across 35 countries, to Data Science Africa and Data Science Nigeria which are both pushing forward capacity building aiming to train millions of AI practitioners across Africa, and Masakhane which is a research community specialized in African languages. This is a thriving landscape that supports research addressing local challenges in Africa.

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