The overall objective of the 1st International Conference on the Advancements of AI in African Context, with this year's theme being the role of Artificial Intelligence towards the realization of the 4th and 5th Industrial Revolutions (4IR & 5IR), is to strengthen capacity through a bigger network of researchers, academicians, and industrial practitioners working to realize the role of AI on the continent's industrial revolution, which spans from automation, food production, smart and strong economies, and enhanced healthcare, to name a few.
The conference will also provide a platform that will strengthen the capacity of African public universities to conduct high-quality, multidisciplinary, responsible AI research and teaching by sharing their innovations, use cases, papers, and patents, to name a few.
To strengthen research in responsible AI across Africa through mentorship, community building and the equitable distribution of high-quality teaching and training materials relevant to the 5th industrial revolution.
To broaden capacity and increase understanding of advancing 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 industrial applications in the era of the 5th Industrial Revolution.