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Africa: AI for Social Good?

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society organises multi-stakeholder dialogues, research sprints as well as public events in ten countries within the context of the Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation project. This event is carried out in cooperation with the Digital Transformation Center Benin of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

In this public event, panelists will discuss the opportunities and risks of applying Artificial Intelligence in sustainable entrepreneurship in Benin and Francophone West and Central Africa.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a highly capable technology that is increasingly embraced by companies, governments and NGOs. AI does not only represent a new breeding ground for entrepreneurial opportunities, it may also be an important tool to help societies tackle grand challenges such as hunger and climate change. The panel will discuss the following questions: How can AI be applied by entrepreneurs to advance sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Benin and Francophone West and Central Africa more generally? What are promising use cases? And what are the chances and risks that arise when applying AI to advance SDGs?


AI for Social Good?
Chances And Risks Of Applying AI In Sustainable  Entrepreneurship
Panel Discussion with Dr Ing. Vinasétan Ratheil Houndji & Marianne Balogoun
07.07.2022 | 11:30 – 12:30 GMT+1
Palais des Congrès, Cotonou, Benin


The panel will consist of three to four local experts from the realm of academia, entrepreneurship and policy making. The discussion will be held in French. After the event a video with English translation will be made available.

This panel discussion is part of the Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation project.

Event date

07.07.2022 | 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm ical | gcal
Wird noch bekanntgegeben || to be announced


Christian Grauvogel

Head of Dialogue & Knowledge Transfer | Project Coordinator SET

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