American multinational technology company, Google has officially opened its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Centre in Accra, Ghana.
The centre is expected to gather machine learning researchers and engineers in Accra to facilitate local A1 development.
The Accra office will join similar AI research centres in countries like Paris, Tel Aviv, and, of course, San Francisco.
Addressing the media, Head of Google AI Accra, Moustapha Cisse said the centre will among others inform policies and capitalize on the potential use of cases in education among others.
He said Google will also collaborate with local universities and other research organisations to deploy AI in resolving challenges in the healthcare sector, among others.
“We’ll work and collaborate with institutions across the continent; the team itself is very international; it’s already about 10 people coming from more than 12 different countries; Africans and non-Africans as well so we’re looking forward to collaborate with African Institutions.
“Our goal is to advance the frontiers of this science so we expect to have a scientific impact but also we expect to through collaborations with different institutions working on local challenges, have an impact to be on our field by applying the technology to agriculture to health and to other areas where it can be also,” he said.