Accra joins Paris, Zurich, Tokyo, Beijing, Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, Cambridge/Boston, Tel Aviv/Haifa, New York, and Mountain View/San Francisco headquarters as locations where Google focus on AI.
Over the past 10 years in which Google has had offices in Africa, the company has increased its presence in Africa with optimized products, grants, and by supporting developers. The two efforts are combining with the latest Google AI Centre opening in Accra, Ghana announced today in a blog post.
This comes as no surprise as Google has observed “an increasing interest in machine learning research across the continent.”
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Events like Data Science Africa 2017 in Tanzania, the 2017 Deep Learning Indaba event in South Africa, and follow-on IndabaX events in 2018 in multiple countries have shown an exciting and continuing growth of the computer science research community in Africa.
The Google AI centre in Accra will be opened later this year, and they will bring together top machine learning researchers and engineers dedicated to AI research and its applications. Google, however, is committed to collaborating with local universities and research centres, as well as working with policy makers on the potential uses of AI in Africa.
If you’re a machine learning researcher interested in joining this new center, you can apply as a Research Scientist or a Research Software Engineer. You can also view all our open opportunities on their site.
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