The 2023 SA Conference for AI Research to be hosted by UJ (SACAIR 2023)

The 2023 SA Conference for AI Research to be hosted by UJ (SACAIR 2023)

The 2023 SA Conference for AI Research is hosted by UJ

The conference will take place in JHB from 4-8 Dec

SACAIR is the premium, annual AI conference in SA

The Southern African Conference on AI Research is pleased to announce SACAIR 2023, the Southern African Artificial Intelligence Conference:

Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence

This multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary conference is the premium, annual AI conference in Southern Africa. The conference will bring together nationally and internationally established and emerging researchers from various disciplines, including Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Informatics, Humanities and Philosophy. As in the past, the focus is on growing a formidable network of talented students working in AI from across Africa.

SACAIR is affiliated with the Centre for AI Research (CAIR). CAIR is a South African distributed research network established in 2011 to build world-class Artificial Intelligence research capacity in South Africa. CAIR conducts foundational, directed and applied research into various aspects of AI through several research groups: Adaptive and Cognitive Systems, AI and Cybersecurity, AI for Development, Foundations and Applications of Machine Learning, Computational Logic, Ethical and Legal aspects of AI, Computational Intelligence, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, and Probabilistic Modelling. An essential part of CAIR’s mandate is to develop and nurture an Artificial Intelligence ecosystem within South Africa.

SACAIR 2023 is the fourth to be held under the SACAIR brand. The conference will build on the successes of the past three conferences.

SACAIR 2023 will be hosted at 26 Degrees South in Mulderdrift, Gauteng from 4 to 8 December 2023.

SACAIR 2023 will offer five main tracks:

  • Algorithmic and Data-Driven AI (Computer Science)
  • Symbolic AI (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning)
  • Socio-technical and human-centred AI (Information Systems)
  • Responsible and Ethical AI (Philosophy and Law / Humanities)
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary AI research

The programme includes an unconference for students on 4 December 2023 (a student-driven event for students to interact with each other and with sponsors and other possible employers), a day of tutorials on 5 December 2023 and the main conference from 6 – 8 December 2023.