Open Access AI Training Data & Courses

The German Development Cooperation initiative “FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All” strives for a more open, inclusive and sustainable approach to AI on an international level. To achieve this, the initiative is working together with five partner countries: Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India. The three main goals are (1) to strengthen local technical know-how on AI, (2) to remove entry barriers to AI and to increase access to training data and AI technologies for local innovation, and (3) to develop policy frameworks for ethical AI.

Looking for open access AI training data to build your first language model or image recognition model for the African Context? Check out our series of e-Learning modules on Open and unbiased AI training data for AI practitioners in Africa on the atingi platform

About atingi

Atingi is a digital learning platform developed within the framework of the Global Project “Africa Cloud”, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Smart Africa Secretariat, an alliance of 29 African digital ministries, is the most important strategic partner for project implementation.

Background

In many African countries, providing access to learning content and lifelong learning opportunities remains a challenge. Large parts of the population cannot benefit from existing educational offers due to geographical remoteness and a lack of financial resources. Marginalized groups such as girls and women as well as populations living in rural areas are particularly affected by restrained access to education. As a result, they often lack the required competences for finding employment in local labour markets.

The Africa Cloud global project aims to reach young people through innovative e-learning offers. Educational contents are developed locally and geared towards improving vocational training and employability for the jobs of the future. The Africa Cloud teams up with partners from political, economy and civil society sector such as the „Make-IT” Initiative, German Siemens Stiftung and the Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector (GIC).

The project starts in Africa and will be successively extended to other world regions.

To enroll in the first module of the course “How to access open voice training data: Mozilla’s Common Voice Platform”,  visit atingi.org.

Have any Questions?

Please send an email to: atingi@giz.de