Africa has moved a step closer to embracing innovative technologies after the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched a new package on Tuesday.
At AIMS Rwanda, the institute which was formed in 2003, announced its first African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Google and Facebook.
The AMMI will be a novel one-year intensive foundational masters that will expose Africa’s talented scientists and innovators to world-class training in machine intelligence.
Lecturers will teach in two three to six-week blocks in order to equip participants to think about new ways to solve local and global challenges.
Mr. Thierry Zomahoun, the President and CEO of AIMS said in the news report by Modern Ghana,
“The AMMI program provides young Africans with an incredible opportunity to use AI and machine learning to advance knowledge and solve the continent’s challenges,”
AIMS have contributed massively in the promotion of technical knowledge in Africa with over 1800 graduates produced in fifteen years.
Prof. Moustapha Cissé, Founder and Director of the AMMI program at AIMS and Head of the Google AI Center in Ghana set lofty aspirations for their new venture.
Within the next five years, he wants to produce graduates who will be the ‘best scientists in the field’ and qualified to tutor other students in the programme.
For the time being, though, Cisse pointed out that “every course at AMMI will be lectured by leading experts from prestigious international institutions”.
New AMMI Program Intakes To Include 40% Female
Remarkably, while the new program has been designed to promote knowledge of Machine Intelligence, it will also produce more competent females in the field.
As mentioned in the report, the new cohorts joining the AMMI program will include 31 students from 11 countries in Africa while 40% of the enrollees will be females.
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