WSIS 2019: Impetus to Bridge the Digital Divide

Posted on 25th April 2019

Access Partnership attended WSIS 2019 Forum to moderate panels on bridging the digital divides, digital literacy, and AI and cybersecurity. Making progress in these areas can bring enormous benefits, and they found that panellists across all three united in favour of flexible regulation, investment in skills, and partnerships between the public and private sectors.

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Fair Observer: Indonesia Needs to Negotiate with China

Posted on 24th April 2019

Access Partnership’s Public Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Fair Observer on China’s political and military ambitions in Indonesia. Read the full article here.

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Tech in Africa: Microsoft Launches ‘AI for Good’ in Kenya

Posted on 24th April 2019

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Strathmore University and Access Partnership to launch ‘AI for Good’ event series across Africa. The first event took place in Strathmore University, Kenya and discussed the role of AI in driving economic growth, development, and inclusion. Read the full article here.

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Access Partnership to Lead a Workshop at AI for Good Global Summit

Posted on 24th April 2019

Access Partnership will host a workshop on “AI Governance in Developing Nations – Elements for a Roadmap” at AI for Good Global Summit, taking place from 28 April to 31 May in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is the leading United Nations (UN) platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI.

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Capital FM Kenya: Agriculture Takes Lead in Adopting AI in Kenya

Posted on 18th April 2019

Access Partnership’s white paper “AI for Africa,” written in cooperation with Microsoft and University of Pretoria was featured in Capital FM Kenya in an article, looking into the role of AI in agriculture.

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CIO East Africa: AI to Play Key Role in Kenya’s Growth, Development and Democratisation

Posted on 18th April 2019

Access Partnership took part at the launch of Microsoft’s ‘AI for Good’ event series at Strathmore University Law School in Kenya. The roadshow will aim to explore how countries in Africa can make optimum use of AI, in a manner that will positively impact economic and social growth, development, and inclusion. Read the full article here.

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