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Google to open AI center in Ghana

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

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.

In a statement Google said “we’re announcing a Google AI research center in Africa, which will open later this year in Accra”.

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.”

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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.”



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