AIMS Companions with Google to Strengthen Analysis Collaborations in Africa
In advancing the frontiers of scientific analysis in areas of specialization like synthetic intelligence, the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Ghana (AIMS Ghana) has signed a Masters Sponsored Analysis Settlement (MSRA) with Google Analysis.
The settlement seeks to additional strengthen the partnership between each establishments as a part of efforts to implement their ongoing dedication to collaborate and advance computing and know-how in Africa.
“We’re enthusiastic about this partnership as it should afford researchers and college students at AIMS an amazing alternative to deepen their collaboration with scientists at Google analysis. AIMS is Africa’s largest community of centres for postgraduate coaching in mathematical sciences and their functions,” Lydie Hakizimana, Chief Govt Officer at AIMS, stated.
“We take delight in our mission to empower gifted younger Africans to be inventive leaders in science and know-how. We make sure that our college students and alumni are in contact with actuality and are hungry to pursue excellence by collaboration in addressing Africa’s mega challenges,” Hakizimana added.
In 2018, AIMS acquired the help of Google as one of many founding companions of the African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) Program, which has efficiently skilled over 100 college students within the space of AI and knowledge science.
The AMMI program, often known as the most effective Synthetic Intelligence (AI) schooling in Africa, has efficiently been run in three AIMS Centres: Rwanda, Senegal, and Ghana.
“Our partnership with AIMS began in 2018, with the launch of the African Grasp’s in Machine Intelligence, which we’re comfortable to proceed our funding help. On my go to to AIMS Ghana Campus final week I used to be reminded of the nice potential in Africa, and we’re excited to deepen our collaboration with AIMS by signing the Grasp Sponsored Analysis Settlement, to allow analysis and management sponsored packages creating younger tech-talent in Africa,” Prof Yossi Matias, Vice President of Engineering & Analysis at Google, stated.
“AI is a panoramic software that offers us the ability to alter our world and which can assist us construct in Africa, for Africa, and the world,” Matias stated.
Up to now three years, Google Analysis’s AI Lab in Accra has performed host to a number of AIMS researchers, together with some alumni of the AMMI program who’re shaping the usage of machine studying applied sciences in Africa.
Notable amongst these alumni is Abigail Annkah – who’s a part of the primary cohort of graduates from our AMMI Program, joined Google Analysis in Accra as a Analysis Software program Engineer whose contribution to bettering GoogleMaps has led to the mapping of thousands and thousands of buildings and sq. km of roads beforehand unmapped.
Edited by Zintle Nkohla
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