Partnership with UnternehmerTUM in Building a Low-cost RNA Laboratory Testing

Supporting Ghana in building up low-cost #RNA #laboratory #testing: An international project team developed a new #Covid19 diagnostic, a mobile testing station, a comprehensive training program, and open-sourced instructions for Ghanaian companies to produce test kits themselves. Read More

Responsible AI and Start-Ups

Jessica Calcao and Ida Nganga were the guest speakers in our RAIN-Africa workshop series on Responsible AI and Start-ups that took place virtually on 17th March 2021. The discussion was centered around how entrepreneurs can leverage AI to create successful business models in Africa. The event started with a welcome message from Prof Jerry John

Responsible AI Network – Africa: One year anniversary

As TUM’s strategic partnership initiative articulates: “No single university or country can master today’s scientific challenges on its own.” Working on a local, national, or even regional basis on these matters is no longer enough. That is why the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) has led the way in the creation of the

Perspectives on the Future of Responsible AI in Africa

RAIN-Africa participated in an event co-hosted with the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) on December 14th. The Perspectives on the Future of Responsible AI in Africa event was structured as an diverse and extended discussion that gave insights into how responsible AI could be promoted in Africa and how understandings of ethics and social impact

The Responsible AI Forum 2020 Preview

The Responsible AI Forum (TRAIF) Preview was a sneak-peek into how the IEAI and its partners, Global AI Ethics Consortium and Responsible AI Network Africa (RAIN-Africa), are promoting a sustainable, inclusive and comprehensive framework for the use of AI that delivers global benefit. The event was held on 12 and 13 November in five sessions and with

Responsible AI and Healthcare

AI is gaining ground in many healthcare fields in Africa, including in the detection of diseases, treating of chronic conditions and delivering health services. Thus, Responsible AI Network – Africa had its last virtual workshop for 2020 on Responsible AI and Healthcare. The event brought together a panel of university professors across the continent researching

New Edited Book Project: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for an edited volume on AI Ethics in Higher Education: Insights from Africa and Beyond Click here to download the PDF A collaboration of the Technical University of Munich, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the Responsible AI Network (RAIN) Africa & FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All The

Call for Applications for Travel Scholarships for The Responsible AI Forum 2021

Click here to download the PDF! The Responsible AI Forum (TRAIF) brings together members of industry, civil society, government and academia to discuss the most relevant and pressing issues related to the responsible use of AI through shared stories, cutting edge research and practical applications. The Responsible AI Network – Africa (RAIN-Africa) travel scholarship provides

Integrating AI ethics in higher education curricula in Africa

The Responsible AI Network – Africa, in cooperation with its partners at GIZ- Fair Forward, kicked off the Fall with their 4th workshop of 2020. The workshop focused on ‘Integrating AI Ethics into Higher Education Curricula in Africa’ and was moderated by Caitlin Corrigan (TUM IEAI) and Abraham Kuuku Sam (GIZ – Fair foward). The

AI and the future of African agriculture

With population and economic growth across the continent, the use of AI-based tools to increase inefficiency in Africa is of the upmost importance. In order to feed the continent, policymakers and agricultural workers in African countries will need to increase productivity by 60%, and AI- and Drone-powered precision agriculture will be a vital tool in

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