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Google is offering about N259 million to Nigerian and other startups from Africa to develop solutions to challenges using artificial intelligence Google revealed that the programme seeks to empower startups in Africa via mentorship and other support systems within the ecosystem According to the tech company, applicants have until September 6 to apply via its Accelerator website 

Tech giant Google has perfected plans to help startups in Nigeria and other parts of Africa with technology to solve complex local problems. The tech company is championing the project through its Startups Accelerator: AI First initiative. 

The company explained that the development aims to support African startups looking to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve challenges, especially the ones around them. 

Google to roll out powerful tools for Nigerian, African startups The company said participants will benefit from access to Google's AI experience and technical resources, including $350,000 Google Cloud Credits, mentorship from experienced AI professionals, and invaluable networking opportunities. 

The company revealed that the AI First initiative is designed to support startups in delving into AI's potential. Riding on the success of past initiatives such as Google for Startups Accelerator: Africa, the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, and The Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders, the key aspiration remains consistent in supporting and boosting African-driven solutions. 

Company seeks startups using AI to solve complex problems The company hopes that more development will come to the AI community. Google's Head of Startup Ecosystem, Africa, Folarin Aiyegbusi, revealed that Africa's tech ecosystem is vibrant and evolving. 

Deadline and how to apply He stated that startups are expected to apply on the Google Accelerator website between now and September 6. Google said the Google for Startups Accelerator: Africa Programme has supported 106 startups from 17 African countries. The startups have raised over $263 million in funding and created over 2,800 direct jobs on the continent. 

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