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African AI Observatory
Cape Town, South Africa

Bringing African voices, values and experiences to global debates on AI.

Established in 2022, the African Observatory on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (the African Observatory) has recognised the need to promote African voices, experiences and value systems in global debate around responsible AI. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are emphasising that an ‘African’ view on AI and AI ethics is critical for ensuring that the development and adoption of these new technologies supports, and is not harmful to, African societies and ways of living. The African Observatory takes a special focus on the foundational elements of inclusive and responsible AI governance, particularly as it relates to Africa’s (pre/post) colonial memory and in the context of our diverse democratic, constitutional and legal mechanisms of accountability.

Status: Active
Parent Organization: Research ICT Africa
Project(s): AORAI Policy Map
Last Modified: 2023-08-24 00:00:00

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