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Earnest Mwebaze

Earnest Mwebaze

Founding Director @ Sun Bird AI


Ernest Mwebaze has had a dual career in academia and in industry. He possesses over 10 years of teaching experience in computer science and machine learning. While at Makerere University he co-founded the Makerere University Artificial Intelligence research lab leading it to prominence in the field of practical implementation and deployment of artificial intelligence solutions. In industry he has worked at the Google AI research lab in Ghana and the UN Pulse lab in Kampala where he focused on practical applications of artificial intelligence to tackle developmental challenges in agriculture, utility estimation and different focus areas of the SDGs. He is passionate about using artificial intelligence to improve society particularly in developing parts of the world. He is currently a founding director of Sunbird AI. Ernest is the Director and Head Strategy, Sunbird AI. Sunbird Ai is a non-profit organization that develops artificial intelligence systems for social impact in Africa. Led by some of Africa’s foremost AI experts, Sunbird Ai aims to help social initiatives, public institutions and policymakers develop new AI technology for their own needs.

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