Google, through the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre is set to develop solutions for pancreatic cancer.

Mr Moustpha Cisse, Head of Google AI Accra, made this known while unveiling its new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre in Accra Ghana.

Cisse said Google has started carrying out research to develop solutions that would address the problems peculiar to Africa, one of which was the development of solutions for pancreatic cancer in Africans.

“At Google AI, we are conducting research that advances the state-of-the-art in the field, applying AI to products and developing tools to ensure that everyone can access AI.

“AI is no longer science fiction, but now a practical software engineering tool that is proving crucial to advancing science and tackling some of the biggest global challenges, as well as helping millions of people in their daily living.

“In practice, AI is all about recognising patterns, making sense of messiness, picking signals out of the noise,”he said.

Cisse said ultimately, AI biggest impact would come when everyone could access it, adding that Google was committed to publishing their research, participating in academic conferences and sharing tools and datasets.

He added that AI was for everyone, listing some of the things it could be used for to include creating a more efficient diary farms, predicting cargo space on flights, and routing customers’ helpline calls.

Others are spotting anomalies on a food production line, solving the youth unemployment challenges, better flight route predictions, among others.

Software engineers and research scientists were present at the unveiling of the centre, including Andrea Frome, Yann Dauphin, Nyalleng Moorosi, Jorg Doku, Sarah Hooker, Mohammad Nassar, among others.

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