Google Opens First AI Center In Ghana
An artificial intelligence research laboratory opened by Google in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa, will take on challenges across the continent, researchers say.
The US technology giant said the lab in the capital Accra would address economic, political and environmental issues.
From The Business Times.
“Africa has many challenges where the use of AI could be beneficial, sometimes even more than in other places,” Google’s head of AI Accra, Moustapha Cisse, told AFP at the across the official opening this week.
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The new lab, Cisse said, would use AI to develop solutions in healthcare, education across the and agriculture – such as helping to diagnose certain types of crop disease.
Cisse, an expert from Senegal, said he hoped specialist
Google is working with universities and start-ups in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to enhance AI development regionally, he said.
“We just need to ensure that the right education and opportunities are in place,” he said.
Read more at The Business Times.