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Google, Facebook back machine learning program in Africa

By Quartz

Aug 02, 2018

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The first dedicated master’s degree program for machine intelligence in Africa is launching in September with backing from tech leaders Google and Facebook.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), which created the program, says the African Master’s of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) is crucial so African countries don’t get left behind as advancements in machine intelligence rapidly develop.

“The lack of MI researchers from Africa means that many opportunities to use MI to create a better and more stable world are being missed,” said Moustapha Cissé, founder of the program.

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