Abdoulaye Diack


Program Manager AI and ML at Google Research

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Abdoulaye Diack, a fluent French speaker and Senior Program Manager at Google AI 🤖 in Accra, is dedicated to driving talent development and leading applied AI research projects focused on sustainable development across Africa and the developing world.🌍

With over 20 years of experience in engineering and management, Abdoulaye’s expertise spans AI/ML research, research operations, mobile financial services, payments, and big data solutions for Telcos. His journey began at Concordia University in Montreal, where he honed his skills in Computer Science. Before Google AI, he made significant contributions as a Program Manager for Google Brain 🧠.

Originally from Senegal and a father of two, Abdoulaye thrives in diverse cultures, having worked across Africa and North America, bringing a unique perspective to his passionate pursuit of using AI to empower communities.

Abdoulaye occasionally shares his expertise and insights through public speaking engagements.



Self Learning  
- Machine Learning Crash Course  
- Kaggle Courses  
- ML on Coursera  
- ML Learning by Jean de Nyandwi  
- African Masters of Machine Intelligence  
- CMU Africa - MS EAI  
Research Community  
- Data Science Africa  
- Machine Learning and Data Science Africa  
- Black In AI  
- Indaba Deep Learning  
- ML Collective  
- Global Center on AI Governance  
- GFSA: AI First (Africa) - Google for Startups Accelerator  
- NVDIA Inception program for startups  
- ARM for startups  
- Google Black Founders Fund  
- Google for Startups Africa  
- Startups for Sustainable Development  
- Mozilla Ventures  
- Flapmax  
- Lacuna Fund  
- 216 Capital  
- Partech  
- Villgro Africa  
Engineering & Software Development  
- Google for developers - AI development  
- Google Cloud ML & AI courses  
- Google AI & ML architecture  


Abdoulaye works on research talent building programs and AI projects in Africa.

Google AI Residency in Accra, Ghana Running a research residency program that helps launch the career of young African researchers at our Google AI site in Accra, Ghana

Mapping the world with AI

Using cutting edge applied AI with a research team of Software engineer and scientists we work improve maps in Africa and the rest of the world open source the footprint
Google Brain team Research Ops and cutting edge applied AI/ML research/projects
Google Research Outreach Strengthening research @ labs, Startups and Universities in Africa through various Google and partners programs.

Abdoulaye, a polyglot speaker fluent in English and French, is an international speaker who tackles various topics related to Africa’s development in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). His talks delve into applied AI research, engineering, generative AI, the growth of tech startups, and fostering local talent in the AI space.

News & Publications

Panel Boosting Africa’s Transformation through Education, Science, Technology & Innovation
Paper Development and Evaluation of Deep Learning Models for Cardiotocography Interpretation
AI and Research talk ✨Naviguer à l’ère de l’IA : Défis et Opportunités pour les Chercheurs et Innovateurs
Paper High-Resolution Building and Road Detection from Sentinel-2
Podcast Google & African Business Club - L’intelligence Artificielle en Afrique : quels enjeux et perspectives?(French) Recording
Keynote [Re:learn] Sous le capot de l’IA, un peu de vulgarisation(French) My YouTube Video
AI Talk Rencontre avec Abdoulaye Diack: Intelligence Artificeille, quels enjeux et perspectives en Afrique
Keynote SSA Student Summit - Keynote
Blog How mapping the world’s buildings makes a difference
Panel Host - Namibia 4IR Conference A Panel on 4IR technologies and research
Blog Using AI to map Africa’s buildings
CNN Interview How Ghana’s rising tech scene is getting even bigger
BBC Interview Google releases buildings and structure datasets for Africa promises progress in mapping, planning and addresses.
Panel Host - AMLD Africa NLP and the African context featuring Instadeep and Rural Sense -AI & NLP