Global Tech giant, Google is to open an Artificial Intelligence center in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa.
The research center according to Google will begin operating later this year.
The Center will “bring together top machine learning researchers and engineers in this new center dedicated to AI research and its applications.”
Impact of the Center
Local universities in Ghana will work together with the research center “as well as” work “with policy makers on the potential uses of AI in Africa.”
Google boss Sundar Pichai said “we’re excited to combine our research interests in AI and machine learning and our experience in Africa.”
This initiative should “push the boundaries of AI while solving challenges in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, and education.”
The Accra center will join “the list of other locations where we focus on AI, including Paris, Zurich, and Tokyo.”
The rest are “Beijing, Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, Cambridge/Boston, Tel Aviv/Haifa and New York.”
Google’s main headquarter with such an initiative is at its “Mountain View/San Francisco headquarters.”