‘AI & Arts in Africa: From an Ai for Africans to an African AI’

22 Apr.'21
- 16:00

Webinar Arts & Tech II

With our second BOZAR LAB Arts & Tech webinar, we want to give more visibility to reflections and discussions at the crossing borders of arts, artificial intelligence, and green deal challenges in different African countries. Our speakers will present a mapping of the state of the latest developments of AI in Africa today, and discuss opportunities for the future of African tech. Inviting together scientists and artists, as we are used to doing at BOZAR LAB, we encourage our audience to reflect on this topic from various perspectives.

The current AI is designed for Africans but not by Africans. Yet, the continent has a vibrant scene of communities and start-ups. Faced with challenges specific to the continent, for example lacking data to train the machines, African data scientists develop with ingenuity new approaches to develop AI.

And how do artists react to these societal changes? How do they also contribute to innovation in society, through artistic exploration and their critical eye?

Language: English
Registration link: http://bit.ly/Webinar-AiandAfrica



16.00-16.15: Keynote by Sedjro Mensah – Mapping AI in Africa


16.15- 17.10: Discussion between Manthia Diawara, Jennifer Kwentoh, Diyé Dia, and Emo de Medeiros, moderated by Sedjro Mensah.

17.10-17.25: Q & A with the audience.


17.25-17.30: Conclusion and closing of the session


Guest speakers:

Sedjro Mensah, Innovation Strategy Consulting
Manthia Diawara, Writer and Filmmaker

Emo de Medeiros, Artist

Diyé Dia, Data Scientist and AI Entrepreneur

Jennifer C. Kwentoh-Anionwu, AI/ML Engineer

As part of the STARTS Talks programmed by the STARTS Ecosystem.

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts


  • English

Online event.

Activity language: english 

Registration required.

​​​​​​​You can register via the following link.