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02. July 2021
The Marconi Society ML Lab receives support from Googles’ AI for Social good program Read more here

11. Jun 2021
Learn how to create open and locally relevant AI training datasets for African languages, geospatial data, or image data in this open and free course on atingi.org
Created by the Marconi Lab and AI Research Lab at Makerere University, Uganda
With support from the GIZ project “FAIR Forward - Artificial Intelligence for all” and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Artificial Intelligence for All Series <ol> <li> Open AI Training Data for African Languages </li> <li> Open AI Training Data for Earth Observation </li> <li> Open AI Training Data for Earth Observation </li> <li> How to prepare open training data and share it for re-use by others following international standards </li> <li> How to eliminate or mitigate biases in Artificial Intelligence training data </li> <li> How to Create and Sustain Open AI Image Training Data </li></ol>
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14. Oct 2020
Looking for open access AI training data to build your first language model or image recognition model for the African Context? Check out our series of e-Learning modules on Open and unbiased AI training data for AI practitioners in Africa on the atingi platform. Visit atingi.org.

25. Sep 2020
The Marconi Lab with Mozilla and the Makerere AI Research Lab launched the CommonVoice project for the Luganda language. At the launch, the Makerere NLP club was introduced, interested parties can sign up here.

11. Sep 2020
The Marconi Lab in conjunction with the Makerere AI Research Lab launched the GIZ NLP Agricultural Keyword Spotter challenge on Zindi.

20. Aug 2020
The Marconi Lab in conjunction with the Makerere AI Research Lab won the GIZ AI4D Africa Language Challenge - Round 2, having created a Luganda dataset for Luganda natural language processing tasks.

01. Aug 2020
Moses Bomera, a research assistant on the katunda project presented work done on building a detector for brown spot disease at the Data Science Africa 2020 Conference in Kampala (Virtually). The presentation can be found here.

02. May 2020
The katunda project won a grant worth USD 15,000 of Azure Compute credits from Microsoft as part of Microsoft’s AI for Earth initiative.

18. March 2020
UCC ED Calls For Artificial Intelligence With A Human Face Read more here