Microsoft Africa visit to Codetrain

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Codetrain hosted Microsoft Africa and Middle East Philantheopies Lead,Mr Yemi Orimolade. He led an info session on grants and funding for software startups. The theme was centered around AI for Good, with areas such as Agriculture, Biodiversity and Cultural Heritage targeted.

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Mr Orimolade encouraged developers at Codetrain to sharpen their software skills and to identify problems that affect the environment to be able to solve them using tech. He also shared information on how to apply for Microsoft’s AI grants.

Find out more about the grants here:

AI for Earth Innovation grant

In partnership with the National Geographic Society, we are looking for individuals and organizations with projects using AI to power work in climate change, agriculture, or water.

Funding requests up to $100,000·

Free access to AI for Earth APIs, tools and tutorials.

Support for computational work on Microsoft Azure.

Deadline: October 9th, 2019.

Apply now: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/what-we-fund/ai-earth-innovation

AI for Species Discovery

In partnership with the National Geographic Society, we are accepting proposals for the Artificial Intelligence for Species Discovery RFP. The grant aims to leverage the power of AI to support biodiversity data collection and species identification.

Funding requests up to $100,000·

Free access to AI for Earth APIs, tools and tutorials.

Support for computational work on Microsoft Azure.

All models supported through this grant must be open source, and grantees must be willing to publicly share their models for use by other environmental researchers.

Deadline: January 2020.

Apply now: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/what-we-fund/artificial-intelligence/

AI for Accessibility

The AI for Accessibility program awards grants to projects that build on recent advancements in Microsoft Cognitive Services and Machine Learning to develop accessible and intelligent AI solutions in any of our three areas of focus: Employment, Daily Life and Communication & Connection.

Provides access to advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources to individuals and organizations working on empowering people with disabilities across the world.

Deadline: November 13th, 2019.

Apply now: https://ai4prod.microsoftcrmportals.com/AIAcccessibilityGrantApplication/

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