Coral Reef Innovation Hub and Intel launch National AL for youth program.
Coral Reef Innovation Hub in Partnership with Intel have launched The National AI For Youth here in Accra at the Association International School; becoming the first school in Ghana to have the National AI for youth Program.
The AI for youth program will help students have access to modules that will enable them to build solutions to address challenges in sectors around health, Agriculture, Climate Change, Education and Finance among others.
Ghana happens to be the second country after South Africa to launch this program on the continent.
Speaking at the launch, Deputy Director General of Ghana Education Service, Dr Kwabena Tandoh underlined the need for students, staff, and parents to leverage on Technology for our advancement to help make work easier. He highlighted on plans by the GES to introduce technology to all students across the country to help them understand what technology can do and be used rightly and the importance of artificial intelligence.
Director, Government Affairs and Africa & IGA CTO Liasion for Intel, Dr Bienvenu Soglo highlighted the modules available for the students which have been designed to provide Accurate understanding of ai technology and its impact for society, provide students with ability to use ai tools and methodologies responsibly to create purposeful solutions and finally to use AI to make meaningful solutions to address various local and global challenges.
Managing Partner at Coral Reef Innovation Hub, Mr. Richard Anim announced plans by his outfit to train over 1400 teachers, deploy AI smart labs in 700 schools with over forty-five thousand devices and by extension, train a million students across the country. He called on Government, groups, schools, and individuals to partner with them to make this a reality.
The National AI For Youth Program will be rolled out in schools across Ghana. This will then lead to The National AI For Youth Competition from which winners will represent Ghana at the Intel AI Global Impact Festival.
Other speakers which included Mr. David A. Ofori, Director of Innovation, NEIP, Lady Fatima Ali Mohammed, Founder & CEO, African Brand Warrior and Lady Omega, CEO Ampersand Technologies underscored the need to embrace Artificial Intelligence as a tool to aid the transformation of the continent.