Africa gets first AI research centre

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Google has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory in Accra, Ghana. The lab will handle different sectors in Africa economic, political, and environmental.

At the official launch of the center, Googles’s head of the AI project in Ghana Moustapha Cisse stated, “Africa has many challenges where the use of AI could be beneficial…”

The new lab aims to create solutions to issues in healthcare, agriculture and education for example diagnosing specific types of crop disease.

Cisse, an expert from Senegal, added that Google is working with universities and start-ups in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya to promote AI development in the continent.

Similar AI centres have already been set up in other cities across the globe Paris, Tokyo, New York, and Zurich included. 

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