Last year, tech giant Google announced plans to open a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. Google AI Accra is now open for business according to Google.

This lab will bring together top machine learning researchers and engineers dedicated to AI research and its applications.  

According to Google, the team in Accra is working on building solutions to real-world problems with the use of AI. Helping communities in Africa and beyond to improve their lives is part of those solutions.

Moustapha Cisse heads Google AI Accra. He leads the team of engineers and researchers working in AI.

AI in Africa: Google AI Accra is Finally Open For Business
Moustapha Cisse, Lead for Google AI Accra

At the official opening ceremony of the center, he said the center’s workers include experts from across Africa and beyond who are working with research institutes spread across Africa.

Google uses Machine Learning (ML) and AI in all of its products.

“Machine learning is used for everything from filtering out the spam in your email to powering the Google Assistant on your smart speaker, from taking the perfect low-light photos on the Pixel 3 to helping the world speak the same language through Google Translate,” the company said.

AI has great potential to positively impact the world. More so, if the world gets a good grasp of new AI technologies. So for Google, it makes sense that the world should be well represented in the development of AI.

Its new AI center in Accra, however, joins the list of other locations around the world where the tech giant focuses on AI.

 

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