Announcing Our First Five Published Datasets

Today, we are pleased to announce a major Lacuna Fund milestone: the publication of our first five funded datasets! From enabling machine learning researchers to predict fish yield, to developing the first large-scale human-annotated Twitter sentiment dataset for the most widely spoken languages in Nigeria, these Lacuna-funded datasets are poised for impact in agriculture and … Continued

World’s First Collaborative Fund to Correct Gaps and Biases in Data for Artificial Intelligence Launches Today

Lacuna Fund pools funding from philanthropies, public agencies, and the private sector to mobilize labeled datasets that solve urgent problems in low- and middle-income contexts globally. Lacuna Fund launched today with a pooled fund of $4 million to support the creation, expansion, and maintenance of labeled datasets, initially in three key sectors: agriculture, health, and … Continued