Google artificial intelligence research center

In a recent blog post and tweet, Google announced that it’d be launching a new Artificial Intelligence research centre to be opened later this year in Accra, Ghana.

With this, Accra will be the first African city to join the likes of New York, Montreal, Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris, Beijing, Zurich, Toronto, Seattle, Cambridge/Boston, and Tel Aviv/Haifa, in hosting Google AI centres.

Ghana likely appealed to Google because of the quality of its education system and other feeder institutions, with Lucy James, associate consultant with Control Risks’ Africa team, telling CNBC that the search giant is focused on “drawing in local talent and there’s no shortage of that in Ghana,” via telephone on Thursday.

Also, possible factors could be the relative political stability, compared to its neighbour Nigeria — the continent’s largest economy; which is more prone to civil unrest, as well as the pro-business government and entrepreneurial society in Ghana.

In the same posts announcing the research centre, the tech giant advertised available positions for a Software Engineer, Research and Machine Intelligence and also a Research Scientist for Google Brain.
You can apply here, if you’re interested in any of the positions.

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