- The educational journey of Maxwell Aladago, who is currently a PhD student at Dartmouth, is one of the rather unusual ones.
- His interaction with some Ashesi volunteers resulted in his application, admission and grant of a full scholarship.
- He has an interest in Artificial Intelligence and is on a mission to be one of the best researchers in Africa.
Maxwell Aladago is a young man from Googo, a small suburb of Zebilla, the capital of the Bawku West district of the Upper East region.
YEN.com.gh understands that he was teaching in a basic school when volunteers from the Ashesi University met him and encouraged him to apply for education.
His decision to do so, set in motion a chain of events which have eventually led him to the Dartmouth College, a private Ivy League research university in the United States of America.
He is currently a PhD candidate in Machine Learning and on a mission to help deepen Artificial Intelligence (AI) research to help provide solutions to some of Africa’s toughest challenges.
His arrival at the campus of Ashesi was at a time when he had limited knowledge of the inner workings of computers.
Four years later, he developed AI intelligence algorithms to help determine malaria parasites in a blood smear.
He applied for education at Ashesi, was called to and passed an interview, and was granted a Mastercard Foundation scholarship at the university.
Maxwell then devoted his time and energy to grow his skills in programming and was soon tasked with the responsibility of teaching and mentoring others.
He is confident that Africa holds the future of machine learning and he is on a personal mission to become a leading AI researcher.
In other news, Uniklife Microfinance has announced the date to begin paying off funds of depositors.
The company noted that it has reached an agreement with the receiver of collapsed microfinance companies, Eric Nana Nipah, to begin the process.
This follows the decision of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to declare as insolvent, a number of microfinance companies, in the latest financial sector cleanup.
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