NeuroMem Technologies, a General Vision company, has expanded and established a presence in Mauritius to support the ecosystem leveraging the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country.
The announcement was made by CEO, Professor Pierre Brunswick, during a recent trip to Mauritius where, with the support of Economic Development Board (EDB), he met with key senior advisors from the various ministries and the business community in the country.
The move comes in support of the vision outlined by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth in his budget speech for 2018/2019 where he said the government intends to set up a Mauritius Artificial Intelligence Council comprising of the public, private sector and international experts which aims to foster the development of a new growth pole revolving around Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technologies and Fintech.
Neuromem Mauritius will work with the relevant authorities including EDB to help students and budding entrepreneurs build AI skills to create businesses in and around this ecosystem that would help them get the support of local, regional and global incubators to help Mauritius not only increase skill levels but attract and retain key talent in the country. Neuromem is setting up a full programme of workshops and seminars for secondary level education through to workplace skills to enable to support the country’s plans.
Professor Brunswick said, “We are very pleased to announce our presence in Mauritius and happy to support the country’s vision for the future. Our mandate is to help the country enhance its AI ecosystem through attracting the right international players and talent to educate, train, and help Mauritian entrepreneurs set up a robust AI ecosystem that could potentially serve not only Mauritius but sub-Saharan Africa. We are very pleased to support this in terms of providing the right resources including educating the community and ecosystem, providing the technology know-how and skills needed to take advantage of this.”
Mauritius’ EDB organised a three-day programme constituting of meetings with senior advisors from the PM’s office, Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Public Universities in Mauritius, the Mauritius Research Council, Human Resource Development Board.
During the event, Prof Brunswick also hosted a 90-minute open workshop within the Mauritius Open University discussing emerging neuromorphic technology in AI.