I helped coordinate the inaugural gathering of AI community leaders in Africa and must say I am filled with hope that we will create an environment where people who would never have met before, commune like family, talk about challenges, exchange procedures and celebrate together.
June 6th 2020 was a historic day for me, as I helped bring a vision to life with my partners Essa Mohamedali and Alex Tsado. We had been working for two months to design a program that would empower AI community leaders across Africa to connect frequently and grow more efficiently.
Alex Tsado’s keynote during the ITU’s AI for good global summit.
The full session was the first of its kind, featuring an Africa-only panel at the largest AI stage talking about African solutions to crucial global problems, calling the world’s attention to how collaboration can help drive sustainability and reduce the growing quality of life gap expanding with technology disruption.
We caught up with our first Alliance4ai chapter in Ghana this past week and received very exciting news. Megan, Sharon and Leticia, the leaders of the chapter in their A-level program had just received scholarships to study at prestigious universities in Africa and America. We felt especially proud that some of the 12 members of the chapter chose to have a focus in artificial intelligence while they are in university.