Google is expanding its footprint in Africa with a new AI research center in Ghana

Business Insider | 6/14/2018 | Greg Sandoval
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Google said it will open an AI research center in Ghana.

The center will focus on using AI in healthcare, agriculture and education.

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There is lots of investment flowing to the continent as it is expected to be home to 25 percent of world's population by 2050.

Google plans to open an artificial-intelligence research center in Accra, Ghana, the latest in a string of investments the tech company has made in Africa.

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The research center will focus on using AI in areas such as healthcare, agriculture and education, Google said.

"We're committed to collaborating with local universities and research centers, as well as working with policy makers on the potential uses of AI in Africa," t he company In a blog post on Wednesday.

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The new AI center in Ghana will open later this year and include machine learning researchers and engineers, Google said, thought it did provide details on the number of staff it will hire.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised last year during a visit to Lagos that Google would...
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