Excited To Announce That Makerere University AirQo Project Won A Grant From Google.org As Part Of Google AI Impact Challenge.

Working together to apply AI for social good. Google.org issued an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. We received applications from 119 countries, spanning 6 continents with projects ranging from environmental to humanitarian. From these applications, we selected 20 organizations to support. At Google, we believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people's lives. That is why we are excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges. Our 20 selected organizations will receive coaching from Google`s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25 million pool, and credits and consulting from Google Cloud. They will also be offered the opportunity to join a customized 6-month Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator program, including guidance from our nonprofit partner, DataKind, to jumpstart their work. We looked for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could put their data to better use. From that search, we selected 20 organizations that encompass the breadth of impact AI has to offer. Check out the criteria for how we selected grantees here, and for organizations interested in learning more about how they can get started with AI for Social Good, check out this toolkit for tips and modules.