People

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to alter our world and to advance human development, with dramatic implications across every sector of society.

Kathleen Siminyu, Regional Coordinator, Artificial Intelligence 4 Development Programe
Kathleen Siminyu, Regional Coordinator, Artificial Intelligence 4 Development Programme

My bluesky project in AI is my current pet project, that is natural language processing to reach every African individual in their own language

John Shawe-Taylor, University College London, UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence
John Shawe-Taylor, University College London, UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence

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.

Tejumade Afonja, AI Saturdays Lagos, InstaDeep
Tejumade Afonja, AI Saturdays Lagos, InstaDeep

My bluesky project for AI in Africa is to support other AI communities in other parts of Africa and the world. The other is to build an African food image dataset.

Prateek Sibal, UNESCO
Prateek Sibal, UNESCO

My bluesky project in AI for Africa is building human capacity in developing countries

Philip Apodo Oyier, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Philip Apodo Oyier, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

My wish is to get more industry players to give us problem sets or data which students can use in practical settings

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis,United Nations Global Pulse
Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, United Nations Global Pulse

My bluesky project is to scale many of the sucessful pilots that have been run in Africa in the last year.

Olubayo Adekanmbi, MTN Nigeria, Data Science Nigeria
Olubayo Adekanmbi, MTN Nigeria, Data Science Nigeria

My bluesky project for AI in Africa is the area of health and automation of delivery systems on the African content.

Naser Faruqui, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Naser Faruqui, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

My bluesky is to ensure that Africans can fully contribute, participate and benefit from potential opportunities in AI

Moses Thiga, Kabarak University
Moses Thiga, Kabarak University

My bluesky project for AI in Africa would be an activity to help Africa deal with its health challenges, to predict and manage epidemics

Bolanle F. Oladejo, University of Ibadan
Bolanle F. Oladejo, University of Ibadan

We want to have synergy where we can overcome challenges to data sets, consultants and supporting our PhD.

Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town

My blue sky project is to use machine learning to solve for example corruption and other social problems, to make our countries more governable, accountable and transparent

Maria Fasli, University of Essex, UNESCO Chair in Data Science and Analytics
Maria Fasli, University of Essex, UNESCO Chair in Data Science and Analytics

My bluesky project in AI for Africa is instead of running surveys, to learn from observational data

Fernando Perini, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Fernando Perini, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

My bluesky project is to make reality out of the discussions in Nairobi and the AI4D Programme

Arthur Ernest Gwagwa, Strathmore University
Arthur Ernest Gwagwa, Strathmore University

The future is positive. Education, education, education, because that’s the foundation!

Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes, University College London
Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes, University College London

My bluesky project is to have an AI driven platform for fast disease diagnosis in clinical labs

Ivy Barley, Co-Founder, Developers in Vogue
Ivy Barley, Co-Founder, Developers in Vogue

My bluesky project is how AI can improve the health sector and fix present isseus so people can live better life

Erik Bongcam Rudloff, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Erik Bongcam Rudloff, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

My bluesky project for AI in Africa is to create a portable system to immediately identify on the field the pathogens in case of massive outbreaks

Isaac Rutenberg, Strathmore University
Isaac Rutenberg, Strathmore University

If I could solve any problem with AI, it would be [African] products reaching international markets

Benjamin Rosman, University of the Witwatersrand, CSIR
Benjamin Rosman, University of the Witwatersrand, CSIR

My blue sky project is a pipeline from fundamental research in Africa to applied research considering ethics and society all the way to commercialization