Africa

Quantum Computing

How African Researchers Are Building a Quantum Community from the Ground Up

Here’s an interesting article from Qiskit on efforts to build a quantum computing community in Africa. “By 2050, the population of Africa will double,” said Barry Dwolatzky, emeritus professor of electrical and information engineering at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Current projections indicate that most of this growing population will […]

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The Masakhane project wants machine translation and AI to transform Africa
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The Masakhane project Wants Machine Translation & AI to Transform Africa

Here’s an interesting project involving two of my favorite topics: language and AI. Some estimates put the number of living languages on the continent at 2,000 or more. This can stand in the way of communication, as well as commerce, and earlier the year led to the creation of the Masakhane open source project, an […]

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Drones

Delivering Blood By Drone

A Rwandan startup called Zipline has an interesting use case for drones in medicine.

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Drones Startups

Africa’s Future: Drones, Robots, and Mobile Payments

We tend to think of startups as primarily a North American or Asian phenomenon, but that leaves out a large chunk of the world. Remember: innovation happens everywhere and not just in Shenzhen or the Pacific Time Zone. Here’s an insightful look from Deutsche Welle on the startup scene in Africa and why it’s on […]

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