Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

02 Aug, 2020

Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

Alum Regginold Royston is one of the amazing team leading AI4Afrika, an incredible ‘think and do’ consortium dedicated to the inclusion of African talent and perspective in the development trajectory of Artificial Intelligence.

Reggie, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of New Media and Africana Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research examines technoculture in Ghana, West Africa, and the role of its digital diaspora in the African mediascape, in areas such as viral dance-music, podcasting, and tech entrepreneurship. He teaches courses on oral culture and digital media, Africa’s Internet, and the political economy of computing. He teaches in the Department of African Cultural Studies, and at the School of Computing, Information, and Data Sciences. With Faisal Abdu’allah, he co-curates the Black Arts + Data Futures collaborative. He is currently working on a manuscript about the impact of digital media on Ghanaian national identity.

The organization has great initiatives, including internal symposia and the AI for Good Summit!