At a glance
The foundation was founded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his former wife Melinda Gates. In developing countries it is focussed on improving the health and well-being of people and takes up the fight against hunger and extreme poverty.
As part of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) “Artificial Intelligence for All – FAIR Forward” initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) coordinates joint activities to promote open voice data in East Africa and India. The BMGF is involved in the #SmartDevelopmentHack and the digilab “Data vs. COVID-19“ sprint. This was the starting point of a close cooperation as partner of BMZ digilab.