Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that deals with the creation of intelligent agents, which are systems that can reason, learn, and act autonomously. AI research has been highly successful in developing effective techniques for solving a wide range of problems, from game playing to medical diagnosis.
AI is a relatively new phenomenon in Uganda. However, there is a growing interest in the technology among both the government and the private sector. The government has established a number of initiatives to promote the development and use of AI, including the Uganda Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Lab (AIR) at Makerere University. The private sector is also investing in AI, with a number of companies developing AI-powered products and services.