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Review of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare – 5 things to note

Review of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare enteprise solution, 5 things to note for any institution looking to make it part of its healthcare delivery system.

Zim AI Expert Creates App That Helps To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

Babusi Nyoni is an interesting guy. From creating the “world’s first AI football commentator” for UEFA in 2016 to working with the United Nations on a number of artificial intelligence-related projects, it’s fair to call the Zimbabwean an Artificial Intelligence expert. The same man worked with triple black agency to develop an application that can […]

Alibaba Claims They’ve Developed A 96% Accurate AI That Detects Corona In Seconds

China’s tech giant Alibaba is claiming they’ve developed an Artificial Intelligence system that can diagnose the Coronavirus within seconds with 96% accuracy. The AI system allegedly detects the virus in CT scans of patients’ chests, only taking 20 seconds to be able to tell whether or not a patient is positive for the virus. Usually, […]

Microsoft’s Model Suggests 8 Steps For Businesses To Successfully Implement AI

Microsoft developed the AI 360° model to help companies trying to adopt artificial intelligence get the most out of the technology. The model was designed with 3 primary uses in mind: As a strategic model for guiding investment in AI To support digital transformation planning To identify where AI is currently being implemented in your […]

Finland Offers Its National AI Course Globally & Free

I mean we’ve heard it all. Everyone’s saying it. AI is going to take over the world and you need to have some understanding of it if you want to ensure you’re safe when jobs get lost because of the impacts of AI and blah blah blah… If you’re interested in learning about AI for […]

CEO Loses $243K After Fraudsters Use Artificial Intelligence To Impersonate His Boss’s Voice

When you think you’ve seen at all and have guarded against the popular fraud tricks, fraudsters invent other elusive tricks to swindle out your money.A Wall Street Journal report revealed that cybercriminals successfully stole $243,000 USD by impersonating the voice of the chief executive of a UK based energy firm, and then requesting a transfer […]

Algorithms That Detect Hate Speech On Social Media Could Be Biased Against Black People

What happens when Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t so ethical? These are questions that have been asked before but we haven’t necessarily had to answer those questions until now… Two recent studies have shown that AI trained to identify hate-speech contains racial biases. One study showed that leading AI models used to process hate speech are […]

Innovative Deep Learning Solution For Face Detection Developed By AI Company Sightcorp

Amsterdam, Netherlands – August 7, 2019 – AI-powered software company Sightcorp has managed to creatively iterate and improve the detection aspect of facial analysis and recognition software, thanks to their unique focus on deep learning, rather than the classical Haar Cascade detector methodology. This comes on the heels of an effort on the part of […]

Strive Masiyiwa’s Dismissive Language On The Impact Of AI Is Reckless

I must first point out that I don’t think Strive Masiyiwa literally meant that the issue of AI changing the jobs market significantly is nonsense. However, he wrote it that way, most probably in an attempt to make his language colourful. That is the point though: a person in as influential a position as he […]

Besides Masiyiwa, Mark Zuckerberg Recently Discussed The Impact Of AI Too. WATCH

Strive Masiyiwa recently discussed the impact of artificial intelligence in the world today and the future. He sounded quite optimistic about this transition. We were reminded of Mark Zuckerberg’s recent video discussing AI and other tech trends right now in respect of global economies and society in general. He was discussing with author and historian […]

AI Expo Africa Launches Grand AI Art Challenge

In recent years, art-creating AI has pushed the boundaries of how we define art. This Grand AI Art competition challenges the African AI & Data Science community on Zindi to create original artwork and music track(s) using artificial intelligence (AI).  The challenge is to create an original piece of artwork or music that leverages AI. […]

Cyclone Idai Reflection: Data Science In Disaster Preparation And Relief

Hi! My name is Njabulo Sandawana and am the founder of Ant Analytica. Ant Analytica is a Big Data Analytics startup based in Harare. At Ant Analytica we leverage data science and Analytics to help companies build automated solutions and provide insights that lead to sustainable growth. The recent disaster that occured in the Eastern […]

AI Ventures Into Wildlife, Some Fascinating Stories

Artificial Intelligence (AI) when combined with any existing form of technology, amplifies the entire experience and performance of the same. Keeping this in mind, scientists are integrating AI in various industries. With its widespread use in almost every arena today, it has also trickled its way into a sector that can help revolutionise the ecosystem […]

How Dubai Is Utilising AI For Police Work: Predictive Policing

For most of us, computerised law enforcement sounds like something of dystopian sci-fi. With technology advancement, many of the law enforcement agencies are already using algorithms to fight crime. A set of algorithms are designed to figure out where and when the crimes are likely to happen. This is called Predictive Policing. Preventing crime often […]

Techzim Concluded The Google Home Was Useless In Zimbabwe But My Wife Found Use For It

So a few months back we bought the Google Home, you know the speaker that uses the Google Assistant to play music and control stuff in your home if you happen to have a connected home, We bought it just to get a feel of the smart speaker. Google or Amazon I remember my colleague […]

Here Is The Most Topical Technology So Far At AfricaCom 2018

One thing that’s topical here at AfricaCom is the incoming 5th Generation network (5G). 5G is primed to offer greatly increased bandwidth, dramatically faster download speeds, and instant response. But 5G is much more because it rewrites the rules on how mobile connectivity is delivered. Where is 5G coming from and where it is going? […]

Facebook Has Come Up With A Cool New Video Calling Device

Facebook has just unveiled its first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smart video chat devices, Portal and Portal+. These devices can display photos and videos posted by friends on Facebook and are made for AI-enhanced video calls with Facebook Messenger, an app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. The devices will be able to speak with Amazon’s Alexa […]

2018 The Year Of The Serious Value Smartphone?

At the beginning of 2017 I threw out an article on how it was going to be the year of the biggest smartphone battle. Boy oh boy did they deliver! Even threw in a couple of new kids into the arena, the Razer Phone and the Essential Phone. It was fought tooth and nail and […]

What If Your Phone Could Tell You When Someone Is Looking At It While You Use It

You have a smartphone, that’s almost given. You use that smartphone of yours for all kinds of business. In that pocket computer of yours are stored some of the deepest secrets, both business and personal. You would like to make sure no unauthorised eyes ever get to see some of that information, wouldn’t you? The […]

[Video]Huawei Mate 10 thoughts: This could replace your laptop

Yesterday Huawei Launched the Mate 10, the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche Design. These devices are banking big on AI but are also offering a new way to experience a desktop feel. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial […]

Here are Google’s 5 awesome releases and its 1 big advantage

With these releases, Google has commoditised artificial intelligence and it’s turning it into a core feature of everyday products and services, not just a geek feature that’s great as a party trick.

Allo, Google’s messaging app serves up artificial intelligence brilliantly, but still won’t beat WhatsApp

Allo, Google’s messaging app serves up artificial intelligence brilliantly, but in Zimbabwe it still won’t beat WhatsApp.

From smarter education to our own bots -the future of Artificial Intelligence in Zimbabwe

I found university computer science teachers from all over the country in training on AI systems development, with the primary goal of being to triggering interest that would cascade down to the respective local universities.