AI4D Africa's Anglophone Multidisciplinary Research Lab
This project is a unique collaboration across two public academic institutions in Tanzania, UDOM & NM-AIST; with the aim of establishing a multidisciplinary AI4D lab that fosters research, training, innovation, and internationalization. The lab will bring together academia, industries and public institutions in Africa to develop research-based AI solutions that can contribute to addressing societal challenges in an equitable and gender responsive manner.
The main objective of the Lab is to strengthen the capacity of a public university in Africa to conduct high-quality, multidisciplinary, responsible AI research and teaching by establishing a multidisciplinary and gender-inclusive Africa Artificial Intelligence for Development research laboratory.
Key Objectives of the Lab
- To strengthen research and teaching capacity in responsible AI across Anglophone Africa through mentorship, community building and the equitable distribution of high-quality teaching and training materials.
- To increase understanding of how to advance responsible, multidisciplinary and gender- inclusive African AI research methodologies and training capacity for new and experienced researchers through mentoring and exploratory research,
- To explore how to support AI deployment and commercialization from academia to the private sector.
To become a multi-disciplinary lab that ventures in cutting-edge AI research, training, and development of industrially scalable products that solves societal challenges in Africa in equitable and gender responsive manner.
To become a center of excellence in AI4D research, teaching, and innovation for the development of Africa and the region.