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First Africa Artificial Intelligence Lab opened by Google in Ghana

Published on April 18, 2019
Google has opened an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research lab in Ghana's capital Accra, reportedly the first of its kind in Africa, to take on challenges across the continent.
First Africa Artificial Intelligence Lab opened by Google in Ghana


  • The lab would develop solutions in areas including agriculture, like helping in diagnosing certain types of crop disease.
  • Using Google's AI machine app 'TensorFlow', farmers analyze the issue with their plants and boost their production.
  • TensorFlow was outsourced by the company to help developers generate solutions to real-world problems.
  • Tech giant Google opened new research centers across the globe such as in Tokyo, Zurich, New York, and Paris, to exhibit itself as the first AI company in front of the world.
  • Google joins Facebook and other tech companies, in launching projects in Africa with a keen eye on the continent's rising youth population.

About Ghana:

  • The capital of Ghana is Accra and its currency is Ghanaian Cedi.
  • The President of Ghana is Nana Akufo-Addo.

About Google:

  • The founders of Google are Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
  • It was founded on 4th September 1998.
  • Its CEO is Sundar Pichai.
  • The parent organization of Google is Alphabet Inc.
  • Google is headquartered at Mountain View, California, United States.


Q. Where has Google opened its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) research lab in Africa?
a. Ghana
b. Nigeria
c. Ethiopia
d. Gabon

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