Inclusive AI commons
with localized data

What if artificial intelligence could be trained on localized data that is accessible by everyone?

Open for Good improves localized AI training data in Africa, Asia and beyond

The lack of localized training data of sufficient quality is one of the major obstacles for localized AI innovation in Africa and Asia. Therefore, Open for Good focuses on localized training data in Africa, Asia and beyond. Training data that is locally relevant and the related technical questions are often overlooked by initiatives which work on access to AI. Open for Good therefore provides a platform for the coordination and exchange of good practices that is currently needed.

Increased availability and quality of openly available training data

Localized training data for artificial intelligence and machine learning

Representative and non-discriminatory training data

Localized AI to improve public services, strengthen private sector development and foster sustainable development

How do we achieve our goals?

Alliance members make training data sets openly available.

We are making training datasets openly available, helping existing open training datasets to be found and supporting their maintenance.

We facilitate the coordination and exchange of good practices and ideas.

We convene members of the community to discuss the latest developments around the collection of datasets and applications of AI, support the development of standards where needed, and share successful examples.

The alliance increases the public awareness for the benefits of openly available, unbiased and localized training data

What is Open for Good?

Our alliance wants to overcome one of the major obstacles for developing localized AI solutions: localized training data of sufficient quality

That’s why we’re committed to open, non-discriminatory and localized training data for artificial intelligence and machine learning. With our members, we ultimately aim at creating training data commons.

Members

The <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms

The <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms is a global, multidisciplinary and feminist coalition of academics, activists and technologists prototyping the future of Artificial Intelligence & algorithmic decision-making...

The American University in Cairo

Established in February 2010, Access to Knowledge for Development (A2K4D) is a center for research on knowledge, digital technologies and inclusive development in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa...

Digital India Foundation

Digital India Foundation is a policy think-tank promoting Digital Inclusion, Cyber Security, Mobile Manufacturing, Domestic Consumption, Software Products and Smart Cities. Since its inception in 2015...

The <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms

The <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms is a global, multidisciplinary and feminist coalition of academics, activists and technologists prototyping the future of Artificial Intelligence & algorithmic decision-making. We work at the regional and multilateral level to transform norms and standards that guarantee a future of coded inclusion with gender and race equality at their center. We do this in order to achieve and strengthen robust, resilient 21st century democracies.

Our immediate focus is the debiasing of the dataset and therefore the algorithm.  Our goal is the active correction of bias by means of data, algorithm & model, one piece of which is the active collection of inclusive, local, and feminist data so that we all can thrive.

For more information on our actions, see: <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms

FAIR Forward / GIZ

The German Development Cooperation initiative “FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All” strives for a more open, inclusive and sustainable approach to Artificial Intelligence on an international level...

International Development Research Centre

As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) champions and funds research...

IIIT  Hyderabad

International  Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) is an autonomous  university, founded as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP) in 1998, and is the first IIIT in India...

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

“To advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant research, quality teaching, entrepreneurship training and community engagement...

Makarere University

To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa by providing innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs...

Mozilla Foundation

Today, the internet is everywhere. It shapes economies, influences governments, and is central to billions of lives. But whether the internet promotes democracy, open markets, and free expression or polarization...

Radiant Earth Foundation

Radiant Earth Foundation is committed to strengthening and empowering a global community that benefits from high-quality and trusted ML and EarthObservation resources. We value, contribute to and...

UNESCO

UNESCO advocates for the power of open data in promoting innovation and social good to shape an inclusive and accessible digital environment...

University of Cape Coast

Digital India Foundation is a policy think-tank promoting Digital Inclusion, Cyber Security, Mobile Manufacturing, Domestic Consumption, Software Products and Smart Cities. Since its inception in 2015...

Open Knowledge Foundation

The Open Knowledge Foundation pursues the mission of an open world, where all non-personal information is open, free for everyone to use, build on and share; and creators and innovators are fairly...

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of Centres of Excellence for postgraduate training in mathematical sciences, research, and public engagement in...

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is a think tank and training centre established...

DevGlobal

Headquartered in the United States, DevGlobal is a cutting-edge consultancy operating at the intersections of data, innovation and technology for sustainable development. Our mission is to democratize the...

Online host

Makerere University

Secretariat

FAIR Forward / GIZ

Online host

Makerere University

Secretariat

FAIR Forward / GIZ
Makerere University

To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa by providing innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.

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