Kwame AI: Increasing Access to Science and Technology through AI

We are in the midst of a knowledge economy, where specialised knowledge is even more important in business operations than capital. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the important factors expected to drive this knowledge economy. 

AI has become the new buzzword, with wide-ranging applications across various domains. AI personal assistants are expected to gain more currency in the years to come, not only in offices but also in our personal lives. Especially in the fast-evolving world of e-learning, the role of AI is expected to assume critical importance in the near future.

AI assistant, also known as an AI virtual assistant, is software powered by artificial intelligence. It uses natural language processing to generate personalized, human-like responses in text or voice. Of course, it goes without saying that AI assistants have tremendous potential to facilitate productivity and enhance company revenues.  

Ask Kwame 

Kwame AI is engaged in catering to the growing need for AI assistants in the e-learning space, which can help many underserved students in Africa and thereby contribute greatly to bridging the digital divide. Kwame AI is an AI startup that empowers learners and knowledge workers (e.g., educators, researchers, lawyers) with their personal knowledge assistants to improve their outcomes and productivity significantly. Its web app is also named Kwami AI.

A Ghanaian-led AI EdTech company,,  launched Kwame AI (in beta). It is an AI-powered web app that enables students to ask questions related to the West African Secondary School Examination (WASSCE)’s science subjects and get instant answers, 24/7, along with relevant diagrams. Kwame AI is named in honour of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president. 

“We are excited about this milestone that will remove barriers for students across West Africa and enable them to get instant answers to their questions as they prepare for this year’s WASSCE. Kwame AI will radically transform how students get help in their learning journeys. In the future, students will be able to ask Kwame questions in African languages and via offline channels such as USSD and toll-free calling,” said George Boateng, CEO and co-founder of, while speaking of the potential of Kwame AI at the time of its launch in 2022.

Kwame AI was founded by George Boateng and Victor Kumbol, and it is contributing to making science and technology education more accessible across Africa through smartphones. The Accra-based (Accra is the capital of Ghana, a country in Africa) start-up was launched in January 2022, and by 2023, it had 2,300 learners across 110 countries, including 42 African countries. The start-up has the potential to democratise science and technology education across Africa using smartphones and artificial intelligence.

One can ask Kwame questions and get instant answers from its well-curated domain knowledge base or across documents from subjects one creates. Kwame can serve as an AI teaching assistant, learning assistant, financial assistant, legal assistant, research assistant, and customer support assistant. It is useful for students, teachers, lawyers, analysts, consultants, researchers, and customer support agents, among others.

For WASSCE Aspirants 

Kwame has been very helpful for aspirants wanting to clear the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). One can ask Kwame questions pertaining to WASSCE’s science subjects and get instant answers! The aspirants can even get WASSCE’s past questions and answers related to their questions.

Kwame AI has the power to deepen your understanding with detailed solutions. It provides explanations for all its answers, including objectives (not just the letter answer), which can discourage the practice of cramming and forgetting.

Furthermore, Kwame AI offers WASSCE’s past questions & answers. With the help of Kwame AI, aspirants wanting to clear the WASSCE can filter and view past questions by topic or year. Kwame AI provides the convenience of revising either on a topic-by-topic basis or in actual exam years. Through Kwame AI, the aspirants can also get verified answers provided by National Maths and Science Quiz (NSMQ) winners and teachers who are West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examiners. 

Here it deserves a mention that the National Science and Maths Quiz is a science and mathematics content-based national-level quiz competition meant for senior high school students in Ghana. It is held on an annual basis. Since its inception in 1993, only 11 schools have managed to clinch the NSMQ Trophy, making it one of the most prestigious and difficult titles to claim in Ghana. 

Smart Legal Assistant 

Their flagship legal product, EsqAI (pronounced Esquire), uses state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to facilitate legal professionals with faster and more accurate comprehensive legal research. Moreover, their database covers substantive and case law from Commonwealth countries. “While we currently only offer content from Ghana, we are adding more countries soon!” informs Kwami AI’s website. 

With their Smart Search feature, one can search the law in everyday language and quickly find the most relevant passages and principles from cases and statutes to support or refute an argument. Smart Search also enables users to search Kwami AI’s extensive database of case laws using natural language queries to uncover the most relevant passages in cases of a particular legal issue, argument, or principle.

One of the distinctive features of EsqAI is Ask Kwame, which provides straightforward answers to legal questions, excerpts of supporting authorities, and the option to view the full case documents.

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