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Artificial intelligence with social impact.
An African technology initiative to create open, practical AI systems for community benefit.


About Sunbird AI

Sunbird AI is a non-profit organization that develops artificial intelligence systems for social impact in Africa.

Led by a team with extensive experience of AI systems in Africa, we aim to help social initiatives, public institutions and policymakers develop new AI technology for their own needs.

We are physically located in Kampala, Uganda.

Our Approach

Practical Systems

Projects at Sunbird AI result in practical systems being deployed.

Open Source

Projects are open source so that anyone can reuse or extend them.

Decision Making

We have a particular focus on creating AI systems that can help with decision-making in public policy.

African Technology

We aim to build African technical capacity with a team that understands both the technology and the local context.

Our Projects

Translation and Speech

People who don’t speak one of the world’s major languages
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Environmental Sensing

Urban development can come with new public health hazards. Noise
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Electrification Planning in Northern Uganda

Most Ugandan households do not have an electricity connection. To
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COVID-19 Social Media Analysis

We worked on language technology for social benefit with Ugandan
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