Although artificial intelligence may still seem like a futuristic fantasy, in truth, AI is all around us – though in mundane ways we rarely imagine. It recommends TV shows on Netflix, suggests friends on Facebook, filters spam from our inboxes, identifies faces in photos, powers voice assistants, enables targeted advertising and translates text.
Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon be at the center of the international development field. How will this revolution impact public health, agricultural extension work, humanitarian disaster response, educational delivery and more? Today, the majority of AI initiatives in international development are still in the research, development and piloting stage. Most rely on a few broadly available data sources such as satellite imagery, mobile phone data, and survey data. These data sources have enabled the development of AI systems in areas such as agriculture and healthcare.
Our AI Residents consist of individuals with relevant backgrounds working in our partner organizations and will be able to make original contributions to our programmes on AI for social good. This programme will pair you with an AI Researcher and Engineer who will both guide your project. With the team, you will pick a research problem of mutual interest and then devise new deep learning techniques to solve it. We also encourage collaborations beyond the assigned mentors.
We are soliciting for young professionals with strong background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for underserved populations and desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact.
1. Applications are open from February 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020, but we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
2. Phone interviews will begin in March 13, 2020 on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
3. Programme start dates for 2020 will be between April and May 2020. Exact dates are yet to be finalized.
Lagos Accra Kigali Nairobi Johannesburg New Delhi
Human Rights Education Public Health Agriculture and Food Security Climate Change Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Private Sector Development Governance and Civil Society ICT4D
I hereby acknowledge that if selected as a participant in the AI Residency Programme, I confirm that I will abide by the time commitments as outlined in the full 6-month programme.