This is the first A14D Africa National workshop among other workshop planned to take place.The theme was Application of AI/ML in Geospatial Engineering.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science; attempts to make computers that act like humans.

The branches of AI include: Natural Language Understanding, Speech Recognition and Synthesis, Robotics, Multiagent Systems, Knowledge-Based and Expert Systems, Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Planning, Knowledge Representation, and Searching.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Geospatial science:  increased demand and supply for geospatial data due to better remote sensing data capture techniques using for example improved sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UVAS) such as drones, and aircraft equipped with the high quality sensors. ML help both consumers and providers of data understand it.

This workshop featured one of our PHD student Ms Susan Okeyo,AI4D Ph.D scholar who presented on Leveraging Geospatial Technology for smallholder farmer Credit Scoring using Machine Learning.

Ms.Susan Okeyo

She among the beneficially of a Phd scholarship offfered by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(SIDA).

The workshop brought together other scholars in the field of AI/ML search as 

1.Professor Galcano Canny Mulaku -he is the lead supervisor of Ms.Susan and gave remarks on the AI and the AI4D Scholarship programme.

2.Dr.Collins Mwange -he is the 2nd Supervisor and presented on the AI in Geospatial Engineering opportunities and challenges

3.Dr. Davis Segera -from the department of Electrical and Information Engineering,University of Nairobi,He presented on Geospatial AI a breakthrough in solving complex spatial problems.

4.Mr.Isaac Chaan-from Strathmore University,he presented on Empowering local communities using Big data and AI

5.Mr.Bernard Onyango-from International Organisation for Migration 

6.Professor Elisha Opiyo Omulo-from the department of computing and informatics ,University of Nairobi,he presented on Relevance Trends in Geospatial AI.

The participants came both from Geospatial Engineering Students,Staffs in the department and invited quests.