Kenya to host Academy on AI and Machine Learning
Kenya is set to host an academy for researchers and scholars on artificial intelligence and machine learning in Africa between the 12th and the 16th of December 2022.
The academy is set to unite seventy-five (75) PhD, Master and Post-Graduate students together with their supervisors from 22 universities across 18 African countries who will be exposed to strategies for commercializing solutions from their research endeavours.
The researchers will be made aware of ethical issues related to artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable them to conduct sustained research.
According to the African Centre for Technology Studies Executive Director Prof Tom Ogada, the scholars and researchers will explore how capacity-building programmes on artificial intelligence and machine learning can be scaled up to enable wider access to scholars. It will also provide an opportunity for the researchers to network among themselves.
“The academy is intended to deepen the skills and knowledge required to drive research and deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions in the continent,” he said.
The academy is going to host scholars from the following universities:
- University of Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
- Human Sciences Research Council and Institute for Humanities in Africa, based in South Africa.
- University of California, United States
- University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar in Senegal
- University of Linkoping in Sweden
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.