AfDB and Intel Launch AI Training Program

posted  10 Jun 2024
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The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Intel Corporation have initiated a joint program aimed at equipping Africans with artificial intelligence skills. The project is set to provide relevant knowledge to at least 3 million ordinary citizens and approximately 30,000 government officials.

As stated in a joint release, the program is designed to boost productivity across key economic sectors, including education, healthcare, and agriculture, through the application of AI technologies. An AfDB spokesperson also emphasized the initiative's potential to enhance opportunities for African youth.
Intel looks forward to furthering its collaboration with African governments to make advanced technologies such as AI accessible to all, breaking down barriers related to geography, gender, and ethnicity,
stated Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, the Director of Government Affairs Africa and IGA CTO Liaison at Intel.
Additionally, the agreement includes extensive cooperation with regional organizations and support in developing regulatory frameworks that govern not only artificial intelligence but also cloud technologies, 5G networks, Wi-Fi 6E, and other innovative solutions.

The African Development Bank is a financial institution dedicated to promoting economic growth and social progress across its member states. It maintains a presence in almost every African country and beyond (in Japan).