In the Loop

AI 4 Afrika: Paradoxes, Promises, and Paradigms New

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Description

    AI for Afrika (AI4A) is a change-oriented consortium of scholars, scientists, artists, data architects, medical doctors, educationalists, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and philosophers from diverse Africana worlds. The group's dynamic cross-fertilization centers on artificial intelligence and radiates out to continental Africa and the Diaspora. AI4A shines a light on the abundance of African talent, contrasting overplayed narratives of deficits. This consortium of engaged minds leans into AI and Machine Learning to engage in specific discourse, directing their creativity toward solutions that impact the sovereignty of Africana communities.

    This joint convening with the University of Florida is an opportunity for the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship and its partners to learn about AI4A’s guiding vision, philosophical perspective, and its current engagements and to speculate about future collaborations. This gathering rethinks and re-centers a Human-centered AI.

    This event is sponsored by College of the Arts, Center for African Studies, the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship, and AI4Afrika.

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