The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has partnered with the AI Media Group and AI Centre of Excellence (AICE) to launch The AI for Good Innovation Factory Africa challenge focused on the application of AI for Good to address SDGs and part of a wider global movement through the AI for Good Global Summit
The AI for Good Innovation Factory aims to help innovators with scalable AI ideas as well as start-ups & scale-ups who are working towards achieving the SDGs by providing them with the opportunity to pitch their projects at the AI for Good Global Summit, a unique international and inclusive platform of AI innovators, sustainable development experts, UN partners, and public and private sector leaders.
This will also be the platform for the AI for Good Global Summit partners to design, announce or launch global challenges. These challenges can be of different forms and formats, depending on the challenge nature and the implementing partner. It varies from an online crowd data challenge on a specific topic, to a moonshot grand challenges with global impact that takes a few years to achieve.
Do you have an innovative idea or a start-up using AI to advance the SDGs? Sign up for a chance to compete and pitch in the AI for Good Innovation Factory. You can apply here https://aiforgood.itu.int/start-up-and-ideas-application-form/. DEADLINE is 21st May.
The winner of the Africa-focused challenge will also be showcased at AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE in September
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