I’m a computer scientist, researcher and Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a Technology and Human Rights Fellow Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, whose work focuses on the ethical implications of technology in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, along with the creation of tools to make Artificial Intelligence more accessible and inclusive to underrepresented communities.
I’m interested in tools and policies that can improve the intelligence of machines and its benefits to the most disenfranchised communities while securing and maintaining the rights and sovereignty of marginalized communities.
My research centers on examining the risks and opportunities of AI in the developing world, and in the use of indigenous ethical models as a framework for creating a more humane and equitable internet. Some current technical projects include the creation of Natural Language Processing models for African languages, AI for low resource environments such as web browsers and mobile devices, alternative design of web-platforms for decentralizing data, and an open-source library for offline networks.
View some of my ongoing projects here.