Artificial Intelligence for Charities (Ai4C)


What is it?


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.


Who are its members?


A group of people from a broad range of charities using or planning to use AI/ML and 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 and Carers UK.

What do we do?


We hold monthly workshops to discuss specific topics and share lessons learnt. Experts in IT, academics and leading industry practitioners speak at our topical quarterly events. Specific problems and potential solutions are discussed through our monthly workshops, informal meetings, via our secure IT platform or through ‘surgeries’.

How do I join?

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 here.

Ai4C website


To find out more about Ai4C and its work, please visit our dedicated website.