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Earlier this year, Google announced the development of its first product center in Nairobi, Kenya.
Google said the new facility will help create transformative products and services for Africans and the rest of the world and plans to hire visionary engineers, product managers, UX designers and researchers to lay the foundation for a extraordinary growth in the future.
The center seeks to hire creative people who will help solve complex and critical technical challenges, such as improving the smartphone experience for people in Africa or creating reliable internet infrastructure.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, last year announced plans to invest US$1 billion over the next five years to help drive digital transformation in Africa.
According to a report by Google, this investment aims to enable fast, reliable and affordable Internet access for Africans, to create useful products, to support entrepreneurs and small businesses and to help non-profit organizations better serve the community. life in Africa.
Google opened an AI research center in Accra, Ghana in 2018 to drive useful innovations.
Suzanne Frey, Vice President of Products, said: “Google’s goal is to make the internet useful to Africans and to work with African governments, regulators, educators, entrepreneurs and businesses to shape the next wave of internet. innovation on the African continent.
I am delighted to invite all Africans who are passionate about improving the digital experience of Africans by creating products to apply for vacancies at Africa’s premier Product Development Center.”
Google’s Managing Director in Africa, Nitin Gajria, added, “There are over 300 million internet users in Africa who are young and mobile-first. We estimate that by 2030, African users will have grown to 800 million, representing one-third of the world’s population under 35.”
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