Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing industries around the globe, yet its transformative power often overlooks the distinct challenges and possibilities in emerging regions, particularly Africa. The Third Social Impact of AI for Africa (SIAIA-24) emerges as a pivotal platform, fostering multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaborative action to harness AI for sustainable development across the African continent. Following the significant strides made by SIAIA-22 and SIAIA-23 in initiating critical conversations and attracting global participation, SIAIA-24 is poised to delve deeper into formulating actionable strategies and nurturing enduring partnerships.
This year's theme, 'AI for Sustainable Development Goals in Africa,' spotlights vital sectors including healthcare, agriculture, education, and governance. The workshop is meticulously designed to include enlightening keynote addresses, engaging panel discussions, and insightful paper presentations. Participants can expect a rich exchange of ideas and experiences, fostering a deeper understanding of AI's role in sustainable development.
A highlight of SIAIA-24 is the introduction of the 'African Young Innovators Showcase,' a dynamic platform where African students can present their ongoing research projects. This segment not only offers students the opportunity to receive constructive feedback but also to compete for awards, thus recognizing and encouraging their innovative efforts.
In an effort to support and empower the next generation of AI professionals, SIAIA-24, in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ), is proud to announce that selected authors whose papers are accepted for the conference will have their remote registration fees for AAAI-24 fully covered. This sponsorship initiative underscores our commitment to fostering inclusivity and ensuring that the benefits of AI extend to all, particularly those in developing regions. Through these activities, SIAIA-24 aims not only to explore the social implications of AI in Africa but also to contribute actively to global efforts in making AI universally accessible and socially impactful.
Call for Papers/Presentations
Researchers, investigators, students, educators, and individuals or organizations working to advance AI in Africa are invited to submit their abstracts, white or full papers to SIAIA in any of the following topics or related activities:
AI curriculum for African schools
AI, machine learning, and data science for Africa
Generative AI for Africa
AI tools for African communities
AI workshops and conferences for Africa
AI for governance, education, and healthcare in Africa
AI job African opportunities for Africans
AI for African minorities and vulnerable groups
Diversity in AI for Africa
AI ethics and policies for Africa
Original contributions for this workshop will be included in AIJR, an open-access publishing service indexed by:
Extended Abstracts for posters: 2 pages
Short paper: 3 - 5 pages
Regular paper: 6 - 8 pages
All paper submissions must use the AAAI author kit: https://aaai.org/authorkit24-2/
Paper submission link: cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SIAIA2024
Paper submission deadline: December 15, 2023
Notification to authors: January 8, 2024
Camera-ready submission: January 24, 2024
Registration and Participation
SIAIA-24 will be a hybrid workshop. We welcome anyone interested in attending this workshop to register for the AAAI-24 conference. For more information about virtual or in-person registration, see https://aaai.org/aaai-conference/registration/
Sponsorship Opportunities for Authors
In an effort to support and empower the next generation of AI professionals, SIAIA-24, in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ), is proud to announce that selected authors whose papers are accepted for the conference will have their remote registration fees for AAAI-24 fully covered.
This year, we are thrilled to introduce the African Young Innovators Showcase (AYIS), a vibrant and dynamic platform dedicated to uplifting the voices of Africa's brightest minds. Here, talented African students from across the continent will have the unique opportunity to present their ongoing research projects, engage in intellectual discourse, and gain valuable insights from experts in the field. Students will also stand a chance to receive prestigious awards, recognizing their outstanding contributions and encouraging their journey in the field of AI research and development for Africa.
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Partnership Opportunities for Sponsors and Collaborators
We invite interested organizations, institutions, and companies to join us in empowering the future of AI in Africa by supporting our workshop series. As a sponsor, you'll gain visibility among leading AI experts and contribute to meaningful discussions on the social impact of AI for Africa. Your support will not only provide exposure to leading AI experts and innovators but also demonstrate your commitment to technological advancement and education for African communities. Please email email@example.com for potential sponsorship and collaboration opportunities.