Google announced Wednesday, June 13, the opening, for the first time in Africa, of a research center in artificial intelligence. Based in Accra, Ghana, the center is scheduled to begin operations by the end of the year.
Moustapha Cissé, who worked for Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research “(FAIR) in Paris, has been appointed head of the center. In their statement, Moustapha Cisse and Jeff Dean, “Senior Fellow, Google AI” said they wanted to “push the boundaries of AI and help address challenges in areas such as health, agriculture and education” . To do this, they plan to bring together the best researchers and engineers in Machine Learning. They are invited to apply to join the center as “Research Scientist” or “Research Software Engineer”. Moustapha Cisse was born and raised in Senegal. He studied mathematics and physics at Gaston Berger University (Saint-Louis), before completing a Ph.D. in “Machine learning” at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.