Google's first African AI research center to open in Ghana

Google has announced it is to open its first African artificial intelligence research Centre in Ghana later this year.

Google boss Sundar Pichai said the multi-national was "really looking forward" to opening the center.

Excited that we'll be opening a new Google AI center in Accra, Ghana - really looking forward to our research teams solving challenges with AI for Africa and beyond

The center will open later this year in Accra, the company said in an official statement.

"We're committed to collaborating with local universities and research centers, as well as working with policy makers on the potential uses of AI in Africa," the statement continued.

The Accra office will join similar AI research centers in places like Paris, Tel Aviv, and, of course, San Francisco.