August 25

Africans Secured 60% Of the Gates Foundation’s $5 Million Fund for Health-Focused AI Projects

By Johnstone Kpilaakaa

Through its Grand Challenge, Gates Foundation has selected 48 research groups that plan to build artificial intelligence (AI) applications on large language models (LLMs) to help social and healthcare causes in their communities.

About 29 of the recipients are Africans. 13 are from Asia, and the other six are American researchers. Each recipient will receive up to $100,000 to advance their research project, for a total of $5 million in grants. The findings of these projects will be shared at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, this October.

Source: Benjamin Dada (link opens in a new window)

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