News A CAD $1 Million Grant Has Been Awarded To The College Of Engineering To Establish A Multidisciplinary Responsible Artificial Intelligence Lab

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been awarded a grant to fund the establishment of a Responsible Artificial Intelligence Lab (RAIL).

Prof. Jerry John Kponyo who is the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Scientific Director of the Lab, in his initial reaction to the news of the grant award is grateful to IDRC and GIZ for jointly funding the setup of the Lab. He stressed the need to adopt collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to solving the peculiar challenges in the sub-region. He is of the view that Artificial Intelligence holds the key to leveraging technologies to unlock the potential of highly talented young innovators in the sub-region. The PI also sees the funding as a mustard seed through which multiple initiatives could be developed to realize the African dream. Congratulations to Jerry John Kponyo, co-founder of the Responsible AI Network-Africa (RAIN Africa) and the Kwame Nkrumah’ University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST) for this grant award.

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