Maxwell Aladago: Man who had Never used Computer goes to Ashesi & Graduates as AI Expert; PhD at Dartmouth

Maxwell Aladago: Man who had Never used Computer goes to Ashesi & Graduates as AI Expert; PhD at Dartmouth

  • A young Ghanaian man, Maxwell Aladago, who could not operate a computer prior to his university education has made many proud now
  • The former student of Nandom Senior High school graduated from Ashesi University, no longer as a computer illiterate but a prolific Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher
  • The young man currently bagged a Ph.D. position at Dartmouth after which he hopes to solve some of Africa's challenges

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A young man named Maxwell Aladago who hails from Googo near Zibilla, a village, 45 minutes away from Bawku in the Upper East Region, lived almost his entire life never using a computer.

According to a publication on Ashesi University's official website, Maxwell settled as a basic school teacher until he met some volunteers from Ashesi University who told him about a life-changing scholarship.

Maxwell Aladago: Man who had Never used Computer goes to Ashesi & Graduates as AI Expert; PhD at Dartmouth
Maxwell Aladago Credit: Ashesi University
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Four years later, as a graduate of Ashesi University, Maxwell Aladago has proven to many that, with hard work and determination, one can conquer any roadblock.

In a recent publication by Ashesi on their official Facebook page, the university announced that the brilliant young man has graduated as a prolific Artificial Intelligence researcher.

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Maxwell Aladago: Man who never used Computer Before goes to Ashesi and Graduates as AI Expert
Maxwell Aladago Credit: LinkedIn, Maxwell Aladago
Source: UGC
He had never used a computer before coming to the university, Ashesi added.

By the time of his graduation, Maxwell who gained admission to the school from Nandom Senior High School had become a profound Artificial Intelligence researcher, developing algorithms for various applications including the detection of malaria parasites in a blood smear.

Maxwell's great works subsequently earned him a Ph.D. position at Dartmouth, where he is currently focused on AI research for solving some of Africa’s most pressing challenges.

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.

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Whilst still in Ashesi University, Maxwell was selected as an Engineering intern for Goldman Sachs, a reputable financial institution in America, after which he also received a full-time job offer.

“The future of machine learning is in Africa. We see different challenges like precision agriculture, or health monitoring and surveillance, that machine learning can accelerate solutions for. We are well-positioned to use machine learning to create incredible impact across Africa,” Maxwell commented. also reported that a brilliant lady, Barley, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ashesi University, graduating with distinction.

She joins the ranks of women pursuing careers in fields that were once considered to be male-dominated areas. Ivana Barley has made herself and her family proud as her sister, Ivy Barley shared pictures of her with the caption:

''I'm so proud of my sister, Ivana Barley, who just graduated with high honours from Ashesi University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering."
''She has three job offers and three completed internships. With her hopes of continuing in education, research and innovation in engineering, Ivana will be a Faculty Intern at the Engineering Department at Ashesi University for her 1-year national service.''


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