The Village

A classic African village has different groups with different expertise with high level of respect and appreciation for the individual contributions and how it yields a collective outcome that transcends all persons in the community and beyond.

This All Lab is no different!

African Languages Landscape

Underrepresented and unknown to many, African languages (over 2000) represent a third of all world languages. Despite their cultural significance, diversity, history, symbolic meaning, and wealth, little work has been done to preserve and solidify their presence in modern technologies such as AI.

This number should not be too surprising given the sheer size of the African continent. Africa is the second largest continent, only behind Asia, and accounts for over 20% of earth's land mass.


Researching and handling day-to-day operations of the All Lab

Belise Kunda Teta
University of Wisconsin Madison

Solutions Architect & Data Scientist

Nicte Aguillon
University of Wisconsin Madison

Solutions Architect Lead & AI Team

Keyi Wang
Georgia Tech

Head of Operations & AI Team

Yinka Ajibola (Yaw)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Data Consultant

Natalia Rodriguez (Ama)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Menstrual & Sexual Health Data Team Lead

Sheriff Issaka (Akwasi)
IssakaAI Technologies

Project Lead

Ryan Demar (Kofi)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Lead Frontend Developer

Sadick Mumin (Yaw)
Northwestern University

Data Consultant

Rukaiya Abdullah (Adwoa)
Smith College

Solutions Architect

Zhaoyi Zhang (Yaw)

AI Team Lead

George Gyesaw (Kofi)
University of Ghana

Data Consultant

Mihir Heda (Kofi)
University of Wisconsin Madison

AI Team

Kanyi Mumbi (Yaa)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Data Consultant

Bevil Mulor (Akwasi)
African Leadership University

Data Team

Marleen Julien (Abena)
Founder and Chief Creolist

Data Team


Leading and Guiding the Efforts of the All Lab

Emilie Songolo

Head of Department of Distinctive Collections

Whitney Sweeney
University of Wisconsin Madison

Scientist for ICTR Team Science Initiatives

Kazeem Kehinde
African Language Resource Center

Associate Director of the National ALRC and faculty in the African language Studies Program, Indiana University

Akosua K. Darkwah
University of Ghana

Associate Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Information and Communication Studies

Marianne Bird Bear
University of Wisconsin Madison

Associate Dean of International Division

Ulrich Henes
The Localization Inst. & LocWorld

Founder & CEO of The Localization Institute and Principal of LocWorld

Kyle Cranmer
University of Wisconsin Madison

Professor, Data Science Institute Director

Junjie Hu
University of Wisconsin Madison

Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

Interested in joining the lab?

The ensure the integrity and quality of the work at the All Lab, joining the lab is by invitation.
On limited occasions, we evaluate highly skilled individuals. Feel free to send us an email if you seem like the type!

All Lab Goals


Collaborating with African language experts, academics, linguists, native speakers, researchers, librarians, and thinkers, the All Lab seeks to be the leader in Open-Sourced AI architectural design, data collection, and language comprehension for African languages.

Information Hub

The All Lab Works to make Accurate Information About African Languages Readily Available and Accessible In order to make it easy for All Person Seeking to Work, Localize, or Research In this space.