The door of Google manufacturing conference last October (photo: Khari Johnson / VentureBeat shot in San Francisco)
Google AI senior staff Jeff Dean and research scientist Moustapha Cisse wrote in a blog article:
In recent years, foreign media have witnessed the growing interest in the study of machine learning in the European continent.
The 2017 African data science conference in Tanzania, the 2017 deep learning seminar held in South Africa, and the 2018 IndabaX conference held in many countries show the continued growth of the African computer science research community in such interest.
Google said the new AI center, set up later this year, will work closely with local universities, other research centers, and policy makers to explore the potential applications of artificial intelligence in Africa.
It is also the first artificial intelligence research center opened by Google in Africa, which is far ahead of apple.MicrosoftAnd Facebook and other technology giants.Cisse and Dean wrote:
We are happy to combine the interest of artificial intelligence, machine learning and other fields of research with African experience to promote the boundaries of artificial intelligence to address the challenges in the areas of health, agriculture, education and other areas.
Google Accra artificial intelligence research center has expanded its efforts in the region. The company says tens of millions of African people have completed digital skills training.
In addition, its Launchpad Accelerator Africa incubator in Africa is actively serving 100 thousand of the 60 enterprises.DevelopmentStaff support.