AI4C is a Learning Exchange created by the WCIT Charity in late 2018 as part of the WCIT Charity IT Award. Its aim is to collaboratively collect and share best practice in the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for the benefit of the charity sector.
A group of people from a broad range of charities using or planning to use AI/M, plus members of the WCIT who share their expertise and practical experience for the benefit of member charities.
Current charity members include: CALM, Missing People, AbilityNet, the Brain Tumour Charity, Cancer Research UK, Samaritans, Family Lives, Asthma UK, Mencap, Family Fund, Humankind, NSPCC, Back-Up, Carers UK, Access Social Care, Bipolar UK, Autistica, For Baby’s Sake Trust, WECIL, Unseen, National Ugly Mugs, Good Things Foundation, NSPCC and Sue Ryder.
We hold quarterly workshops to discuss specific topics and share lessons learnt, and at most workshops we also hear from an expert speaker in the field of IT, academia or industry. Joining the group gives you access to a wealth of resources including advice and guidance, case studies, toolkits, templates and also a comprehensive ‘Lessons Learnt’ database containing more than 130 lessons – these are particularly useful for charities just starting on their AI journey.
Any charity engaged with or planning to use AI/ML and who is willing to share their experiences and lessons learnt is welcome to join. You can find more detailed information on how to get involved on the AI4C website below.