Ethiopia has inaugurated its first artificial Intelligence (AI) centre in the capital Addis Ababa at an event officiated by the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Centre will serve as a site for the development of functional and problem solving technological innovations in the country.
Prime Minister Ahmed said that Ethiopia will focus on developing the ICT sector to benefit the country and mentioned how Israel is a success story when it comes to benefits from the export of AI products and services.
The AI Center, which took at least six months to establish, will primarily be used for the improvement of the country’s health and agricultural sectors, among others.
“By focusing human interactions on a number of studies, artificial intelligence is the ability to optimize computerized machines for real solutions using special technology practices. We do not seek to cultivate youth who only watch from a distance and adopt the world’s industrial revolution,” said Prime Minister Ahmed.
“Designed to support young entrepreneurs through capacity building and research excellence, I am quite pleased to inaugurate the Artificial Intelligence Center, which will be a site for development of functional and problem-solving technological innovations,” he added.
Prime Minister Ahmed, further emphasized how AI can be an engine of productivity and economic growth in Ethiopia.