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AI4D science talk series: Semantic Enrichment Of Nigerian Pidgin English For Contextual Sentiment Classification

Semantic Enrichment Of Nigerian Pidgin English For Contextual Sentiment Classification by Olalekan Akinsande, Olubayo Adekanmbi, Wuraola Fisayo Oyewusi · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

Semantic Enrichment Of Nigerian Pidgin English For Contextual Sentiment Classification by Olalekan Akinsande, Olubayo Adekanmbi, Wuraola Fisayo Oyewusi · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: Low Resource Neural Machine Translation: A Benchmark for Five African Languages

Low Resource Neural Machine Translation: A Benchmark for Five African Languages by Surafel Melaku Lakew · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020
Low Resource Neural Machine Translation: A Benchmark for Five African Languages by Surafel Melaku Lakew · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: Evaluating Amharic Machine Translation

Evaluating Amharic Machine Translation by Asmelash Teka Hadgu · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020
Evaluating Amharic Machine Translation by Asmelash Teka Hadgu · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: Arabic Speech-to-MSL Translator

Arabic Speech-to-MSL Translator: ‘Learning for Deaf’ by Abdelhak Mahmoudi · Apr 26, 2020, ICLR 2020
Arabic Speech-to-MSL Translator: ‘Learning for Deaf’ by Abdelhak Mahmoudi · Apr 26, 2020, ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: A Computer vision Tomato Pest Assessment and Prediction tool

A Computer vision Tomato Pest Assessment and Prediction tool by Denis Pastory Rubanga - Apr 26, 2020, ICLR 2020
A Computer vision Tomato Pest Assessment and Prediction tool by Denis Pastory Rubanga – Apr 26, 2020, ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: Optimal transformer depth for low-resource language translation

On optimal transformer depth for low-resource language translation by Arnu Pretorius, Elan van Biljon, Julia Kreutzer · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020
On optimal transformer depth for low-resource language translation by Arnu Pretorius, Elan van Biljon, Julia Kreutzer · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

Join AI4D, Mozilla, and GIZ’s FAIR Forward initiative for a webinar with the Lacuna Fund Secretariat

Please join us for a webinar introducing Lacuna Fund and the Fund’s first Request for Proposals on labeled data for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 REGISTER HERE

Please join AI4D, Mozilla, and GIZ’s FAIR Forward initiative for a webinar with the Lacuna Fund Secretariat and partners introducing the Fund’s mission and the critical need for representative, accessible labeled data to drive more equitable machine learning.

The webinar will feature:

  • An introduction to Lacuna Fund.
  • A panel of data scientists working to make labeled data more available across the African continent in languages, agriculture, and health.
  • A presentation of the Fund’s first RFP on labeled data for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Time for questions both for panelists and on the content and format of the RFP.

If you are interested in applying for funding or want to learn more about why labeled data matters, please join us. See more details about the open RFP.

Question and Answer Period for Agriculture RFP

The Question and Answer period for the RFP on Labeled Datasets for Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa will close on July 27!

All questions related to the RFP should be submitted to secretariat@lacunafund.org with “Agriculture RFP 2020 Question” in the subject line. Questions submitted by 27 July will be de-identified and answered publicly by 3 August on the Lacuna Fund website.

Thank you again for your partnership as we work to mobilize labeled datasets that address urgent problems.

AI4D science talk series: Towards Neural Machine Translation for Edoid Languages

Towards Neural Machine Translation for Edoid Languages by Iroro Orife · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020
Towards Neural Machine Translation for Edoid Languages by Iroro Orife · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: Masakhane Machine Translation for Africa

Masakhane Machine Translation for Africa by Jade Abbott · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020
Masakhane Machine Translation for Africa by Jade Abbott · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

AI4D science talk series: Pidgin Text Generation

Unsupervised Pidgin Text Generation By Pivoting English Data and Self-Training by David Ifeoluwa Adelani, Ernie Chang, Vera Demberg, Xiaoyu Shen · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020
Unsupervised Pidgin Text Generation By Pivoting English Data and Self-Training by David Ifeoluwa Adelani, Ernie Chang, Vera Demberg, Xiaoyu Shen · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the #AI4DNetwork and with the support of @IDRC_CRDI @Sida and @K4A_Foundation

New podcast by Wale Akinfaderin on AI used to make parliamentary documents more available to average Nigerians

Wale Akinfaderin
Wale Akinfaderin

Wale Akinfaderin, one of our AI4D grantees 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.

Make sure to read about the machine learning behind the project on digitising parliamentary bills in the scientific publication on ArXiv.