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Kofi Yeboah

Visiting Scholar Apr - Jun 2024


Kofi Yeboah is a visiting scholar at the at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. His independent research broadly focuses on Tech and Society with an interest in AI and Inclusivity, AI and Geopolitics, and AI Narratives, through the perspective of the global south, particularly Africa. His articles and thoughtful comments have appeared in major international media outlets including, The Guardian, Aljazeera, Coda Story, and Global Voices Online.

Currently, Kofi is a Program Officer at the Mozilla Foundation, leading the design and implementation of Mozilla's Mozilla's Africa Innovation Mradi convening strategy across Africa, and co-leads the program's research to explore the impact of AI on social justice issues. Also, he is the lead of Mozilla's Creative Media Awards program that supports a global cohort of artists who use art to help the public understand the complexities of the impact of AI on society.

At LCFI, his research will examine the colonial standards of measurements and characteristics used to define Africa as technologically poor, and how these standards and characteristics continue to define Africa’s place in the current global technological superiority race. Also, he will study how these colonial superiority perceptions inform the current approaches used by the West to engage Africa on emerging technologies like AI. What are the colonial relations and perceptions being reproduced by the leading players of Africa’s technological revolution?

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