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International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa to Hold in June

by Abiola Ogunjobi in Uncategorized
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EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa will hold in June 20–21, 2017 at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe.The Conference Theme is: “Moving Africa forward through Engineering, Technology and Innovation”. The conference seeks to bring together academics, researchers and industrialists across many disciplines, in particular those that have the most impact in Africa’s Development….

A Note from Mark Zuckerberg on How he Built Jarvis-his Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assistant

by Abiola Ogunjobi in Uncategorized

This is a note from Mark Zuckerberg on how he built Jarvis My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run my home – like Jarvis in Iron Man. My goal was to learn about the state of artificial intelligence – where we’re further along than peo- ple realize, where we’re…

Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces 3rd Round of TEF Entrepreneurship Programme

by Abiola Ogunjobi in Uncategorized

On January 1, 2017, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the third round of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is the Foundation’s 10-year, US$100 million commitment to training, mentoring and funding 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The application portal will be open until midnight (WAT), March 1, 2017. Entrepreneurs must complete the…

African Innovators recognized by the Royal Academy of Engineering at the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

by Abiola Ogunjobi in Uncategorized

The inventors of an all-terrain ‘smart wheelchair’, a solar-water heating appliance that slashes energy use by 90% and a pneumonia-diagnosing biomedical jacket are among African innovators recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering as the continent’s future technology pioneers. Tackling global challenges as diverse as climate change, childhood disease, and access to renewable energy, 16…