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Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing society as profoundly as the steam engine and electricity have done. But unlike past technological revolutions, the AI revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global...

Africa needs more engineers and makers

Kamau Gachigi, head of Gearbox, Nairobi's leading maker space emphasized that technology can help Africa prepare for a doubling of it's population by 2050 during TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. Africa needs more engineers and makers with practical digital...

Technological Development, Key To African Transformation

In a communiqué issued at the end of the Senior Expert Dialogue in Abuja with the theme “Science technology and innovation (STI) and the African transformation agenda: Making new technologies work for Africa’s transformation”, the group of experts maintained that...