Challenges Faced by Developers

Convening Two • 18th March 2024

Overview

We discussed the challenges developers face in progressing AI innovations, especially developers active in LMICs. 

We also carried out a survey and focus group discussions of developers using or experimenting with AI for LMICs. The event summary will be available soon.

Agenda

Introduction

Welcoming participants and AI-for-Education.org’s progress update – 00:00 – 00:10

Dr Jody Britten (Team4Tech)

Session 1: Insights into developers’ experience in progressing AI innovations

Insights into developers’ experience in progressing AI innovations – 00:10 – 00:30

Dr Paul Atherton (Fab Inc.)

Responses from developers – 00:30 – 00:40

Facilitator: Dr Jody Britten (Team4Tech)

Session 2: Breakout group discussions

Discussion – 00:40 – 01:05

– Efficient use of resources for training AI models and for inference

– Curating content for training AI models and for culturally and linguistically appropriate outputs

– Finding people with the right talents and skills to develop AI tools

– Understanding and overcoming social concerns and systemic barriers to using AI for education

Session 3: Reporting and Reflecting

Plenary discussion – 01:05 – 01:25

Facilitator: Dr Jody Britten (Team4Tech)

Conclusion and next steps – 01:25 – 01:30

Dr Paul Atherton (Fab Inc.)

Zoom recording

The convening was held virtually on the Zoom platform, click the button below to view the recording.

Convening: Two

Challenges Faced by Developers

1.5 hrs

18th March 2024

Recording includes:

Session 1: Insights into developers’ experience in progressing AI innovations; and
Session 3: Reporting and Reflecting

Learning By Doing

We are providing small grants to support the development of AI products & components in LMICs. We know that innovation investment is high-risk. Our aim is that our community can benefit from the lessons learned in these pilots – what works and what doesn’t.

Learn more about our pilot projects here. We will be following each project and reporting on key learnings.

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