Makerere Artificial Intelligence Lab
An AI & Data Science Research Group based at Makerere University, Uganda
The Artificial Intelligence and Data Science lab specialises in the application of artificial intelligence and data science -including, for example, methods from computer vision, natural language processing and predictive analytics-to problems in the developing world.
Applications: Natural language processing for under-resourced languages, automated diagnosis of both crop and human diseases, auction design for mobile commodity markets, analysis of traffic patterns in African cities, and of telecoms and remote sensing data for anticipating the spread of infectious diseases.
Excellence in Artificial Intelligence research for accessible solutions.
To advance artificial intelligence research to solve real-world challenges.
End-to-end AI and data systems for targeted surveillance and management of COVID-19 and future pandemics affecting Uganda (COAST). Radio Mining workstream
Using Machine Learning for Prediction of Deforestation
Using Machine Learning for Localized and Targeted Agricultural Advisory to Smallholder Farmers in Uganda
Building NLP Text and Speech Datasets for Low Resourced Languages in East Africa