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The artificial intelligence revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works on artificial intelligence innovations and where they are located.

Currently, the vast majority of experts are in North America, Europe and Asia. Africa is barely represented. Such lack of diversity can have three unfortunate consequences:

  • Research communities miss out on talented innovators who lack educational resources.
  • Unintended algorithmic biases become entrenched and further discrimination.
  • Fewer opportunities are realized to use AI to improve the lives of all Africans.

Enter the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a Pan-African network of centers of excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences.

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African Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence

AMIS launched the African Master’s Degree in Machine Intelligence – a fully funded one-year intensive graduate program – to provide brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications at campuses in Rwanda and Ghana.

The African Masters of Machine Intelligence will prepare well rounded machine learning researchers by focusing on basic research in artificial intelligence as well as the development of a vast array of applications that respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world.

Apply Now: February 28th 2019 is the Application Deadline

All students admitted for the AMMI program are automatically granted a full scholarship!

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Masters Degree in AI Admission Requirements

While the African Masters of Machine Intelligence offers a full scholarship, applicants must have the following minimum admission requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum average of B (or 80%) or better is required;
  • Interest and/or background in artificial intelligence, machine learning and demonstrated in courses and projects undertaken;
  • Consent to mentor an undergraduate student at your previous institution while enrolled at AMMI;
  • Consent to mentor an AMMI student after graduation;
  • Strong interest in solving national or continental problems using science and technology.

Apply Now if you have these qualifications. The applications deadline is February 28th 2019.

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Source: ICT4D

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