Agency is partnering with Facebook to offer research grants
AI continues to become a significant socioeconomic factor for countries across the globe and the role of AI Ethics is essential to gleaning AI benefits and mitigating AI negativities.
Recognising the need for focused attention on AI technological impacts in Africa, Facebook is extending its ongoing independent research by teaming with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa. They have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) aimed at seeking ground -breaking AI research and innovations that pertain to Africa and encompassing three primary areas: (1) AI Ethics by design, (2) Governance, ethics, and human rights, and (3) AI Ethics and diversity.
Types of questions that proposals are expected to address include:
Applicants must be non-profit or non-governmental organisations and proposals are due by July 22, 2020. Selected proposals will receive a research grant and will be encouraged to openly publish their research findings.
For further information and to be able to submit a proposal, see here.