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10 innovations by Africans changing lives – one is fiber optics by Dr. Mensah

10 innovations by Africans changing lives – one is fiber optics by Dr. Mensah

From individual achievements that have shaken major world pillars to feats attained by the synergy of forces, Africa and her inhabitants have shifted world paradigms many times. Some of these achievements were chalked in times long past, and others more recently but their ripple effects as it appears, would surpass even our generation, to influence posterity. Highlighted here are 10 …

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How Africa can adapt to the digital revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution does not mean the end of traditional manufacturing-based development models in Africa The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world of work. While policymakers in the West are struggling to respond, the task facing African governments appears even more daunting. In navigating the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, the continent’s policymakers must be willing …

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New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if developed from the ground

Sub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development. But civil society, governments and international organisations need to make sure that everyone benefits from these technologies – not just elites. AI is, in principle, a strategy aimed at developing human-fed machine learning towards self-sustained learning systems. As …

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Chinese giant Huawei predicts 10 mega trends for 2025

JOHANNESBURG – Drawing from Huawei’s own quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, this year’s Global Industry Vision report identifies 10 megatrends currently shaping how we live and work. GIV also predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, AI deployment, home robot adoption, and smart assistant use rates. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei …

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List Of 10 African Innovations For June 2019

List Of 10 African Innovations For June 2019

Almost every single day there’s an innovator/innovation or an inventor/invention coming out of Africa. Within the many African creators/creations in existence, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on. The following are 10 of them that were written and spoken about for June 2019. Enjoy African innovations at their finest! Gabriel Emmanuel built OBTranslate, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that …

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Asteroid Day 2019 to be Held Across Various Locations in Africa

Asteroid Day 2019 to be Held Across Various Locations in Africa

Asteroid Day was co-instituted in 2014 by Dr. Brian May (astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band QUEEN), Danica Remy (B612 President), Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and filmmaker Grig Richters. Asteroid Day is held on June 30 each year to mark the date of Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event that took place on …

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Dr. Alexander Anim-Mensah Among Ghanaians in the US Making Great Strides

TheAfricanDream.net caught up with Dr. Alexander Anim-Mensah after he was recognized with a Distinguished Patent Fellow award for his innovative ideas. This encounter was to learn from him and share his thoughts to inspire youths all over, specifically those in developing countries. We also wanted his thoughts on how policymakers, governments, and generally people in key positions in developing worlds especially African countries could …

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Fiber optics expert Dr. Thomas Mensah receives prestigious global award

Fiber optics

Ghana’s technology icon, fiber optics inventor and Nanotechnology expert, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has received the 2019 International Nanotechnology Conference award. The award was presented at the World Nanotechnology Conference held in Dubai from April 15 -17, where he was also the guest speaker. Dr. Mensah at this international conference was also appointed to the European Commission on Advanced Nanotechnology Education …

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South African National Space Agency and CNES of France Sign MoU

South African National Space Agency

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the French national space agency (CNES) have signed an agreement outlining future space cooperation between the two countries. The agreement was signed on February 28 in Pretoria by France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu, Jean-Pascal Le Franc, CNES …

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