Ghana is now the new headquarters for Google AI. As other people and companies continue to find that Africa is growing and evolving technology and change the world, Google has established themselves for over a decade on the continent and will continue to grow there.
As a result, Google estimates that around 10 million Africans will be benefited from the digital skills training modules, with 2 million people having already completed the program. Further, Google is also supporting 60+ tech startups and 100,000 developers, via the company's Launchpad Accelerator Africa. Google will also adapt its products to ensure people can access high-speed, high-quality internet - working effectively even on low-RAM phones or in weak network connectivity areas.
In its release, Google has mentioned how its seen a growing interest in machine learning research capabilities; events such as the 2017 Deep Learning Indaba event in South Africa, the Data Science Africa 2017 in Tanzania, and other events across multiple countries have reflected steady, dynamic growth of the IT community in Africa.
These movements have inspired the Google AI Research Center, which is scheduled to open later in Ghana's Accra. The center will bring together the brightest machine learning researchers and engineers, ensuring heightened R&D capacities.
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