The African software developers using AI to fight inequality

Attendees of the Deep Learning Indaba listen to a speaker in a lecture hall at Stellenbosch University, South Afric

The entire program reached 920,000 beneficiaries in need. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Natalie Gabriels

Kim Harrisberg
Water Rights Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Attendees of the Deep Learning Indaba listen to a presenter speaking on the role of AI in Africa in Stellenbosch, South Africa. September 2018.
Aiming to boost discussion about AI in Africa, computer scientists Benjamin Rosman and Ulrich Paquet co-founded the Deep Learning Indaba. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Natalie Gabriels

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Attendees of the Deep Learning Indaba gather around a poster presentation in Stellenbosch, South Africa. September 2018.
African AI leaders say building more complete datasets will also help tackle biases baked into algorithms. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Natalie Gabriels

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