The launch will take place on the 7th of February in an online event

OBREAL, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of African Universities, and Symbiosis International University will launch, on Wednesday 7th of February, a Youth Incubator for Artificial Intelligence. It is a 5-year initiative to encourage university students to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.

This Youth Incubator aims to connect AI, innovation and multilingualism; putting them at the service of global development. To do so, the partnership will issue a two-phase call for proposals in February so that university students can benefit from funding, mentorship and guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of African Universities, OBREAL, Symbiosis International University and leading technology companies.

Through this initiative, OBREAL targets its core mission: to create multilingual, cooperative, and innovative solutions to common development challenges shared among different regions in the world.

The Youth Incubator for Artificial Intelligence aims to connect AI, innovation and multilingualism; putting them at the service of global development


The launch of the Youth Incubator for Artificial Intelligence, hosted by The Commonwealth Secretariat, will be held online on the 7th of February at 3pm GMT. It will last, approximately, an hour. An hour during which the stakeholders will explore how this program can bring transformative benefits to the youth participants and make a substantial contribution to developing solutions that promote sustainable development. They will also examine the potential of utilizing higher education institutions as a source for innovative and socially responsible technological solutions.

The launch will feature the following speakers:

  • Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, Commonwealth Secretary-General
  • Professor Ramon Torrent, President of OBREAL
  • Professor Olusola B. Oyewole, Secretary General of the Association of African Universities
  • Professor Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor of Symbiosis International University
  • Dr Arjoon Suddhoo, Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat

Suresh Yadav, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat, will act as moderator. The event will be hosted online and registration is needed in order to participate.

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