This workshop aims to bring together educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and AI experts to discuss and collaborate on innovative ideas, best practices, and future developments in leveraging AI to enhance learning experiences and outcomes in Africa
Overview of Workshop
Recent advances in AI systems such as BERT, ChatGPT, and GPT-4 have demonstrated their potential for advancing education with various EdTech companies such as Duolingo, Quizlet, and KhanAcademy leveraging them. Yet, these AI systems tend to be deployed and evaluated primarily in the Western world. For example, the recent announcement of GPT-4 features various academic exams as benchmarks with none from Africa. The African continent tends to be an afterthought in terms of applications of such AI advances with no attention whatsoever to the unique needs and challenges of students in this context.
This workshop is a satellite workshop of the International Conference on AI in Education (AIED 2023) and aims to bring together educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and AI experts to discuss and collaborate on innovative ideas, best practices, and future developments in leveraging AI to enhance learning experiences and outcomes in Africa. The workshop will be a hybrid one and would consist of technical presentations by the team leaders of the NSMQ AI project, invited talks, and panel discussions on opportunities for AIED, and challenges in developing and deploying AIED in Africa.
Date: Friday 7th July 2023
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm GMT
Venue: Google Standard Chartered Office Tower, Independence Avenue, Accra, Ghana
Dr. George Jojo Boateng (Kwame AI Inc. and ETH Zurich)
Dr. George Jojo Boateng is a Computer Scientist, Engineer, Educator, and Social Entrepreneur recognized as one of the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30, 2022 IBM New Creators, and 2021 MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators under 35. He is the CEO and Cofounder of AI EdTech startup, Kwame AI and a Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich. He was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge and an Applied Scientist at Amazon (Alexa AI). He has a BA in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Engineering from Dartmouth College, and a PhD in Applied Machine Learning from ETH Zurich
Victor Kumbol (Kwame AI Inc. and Charité Berlin)
Victor Kumbol is a pharmacist pursuing a PhD in Medical Neurosciences at Charité, Berlin recognized on the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30. He is the COO and Cofounder of AI EdTech startup, Kwame AI. As an innovator, Victor is passionate about leveraging technology to impact African society and builds open labware for research. He has a BPharm and MPhil in Pharmacology from KNUST, Ghana