Google Open First AI Research Center In Africa

Google Open First AI Research Center In Africa

Ciarán Daly

April 15, 2019

2 Min Read

GHANA - Africa will soon become home to its first AI research lab following the opening of a new artificial intelligence center in Ghana by Google.

The lab, which will open in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, will be similar in structure and intent as Google's other AI research centers in global destinations such as Tokyo, Zurich, New York, and Paris.

It will aim to address critical economic, political, and environmental issues across the African content using the power of AI and machine learning.

"Africa has many challenges where the use of AI could be beneficial, sometimes even more than in other places," said Google's Head of AI in Accra, Moustapha Cisse, at the center's official opening last week.

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