Ghana hosts Google’s first African AI centre

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Google has announced it is to open its first African artificial intelligence research centre in Ghana later this year, BBC reports.

Google boss Sundar Pichai said the multi-national was “really looking forward” to opening the centre. “(We’re) excited that we’ll be opening a new GoogleAI center in Accra, Ghana, later this year,” Mr. Pichai twitted.

“(We’re) really looking forward to our research teams solving challenges with AI for Africa and beyond,” he said.

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A company statement added that Google was “committed to collaborating with local universities and research centers, as well as working with policy makers on the potential uses of AI in Africa.”.

The Accra office will join similar AI research centres in places like Paris, Tel Aviv, and, of course, San Francisco.

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