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IBM is Sending Watson to Africa for 10-Year Problem-Solving Initiative

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world’s fastest growing continent. Dubbed ‘Project Lucy’ after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative,…

Big Data Should Look to Africa to Fill Skills Gap

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by Angela Guess Sean McLean of BDLive recently wrote, “Big Data has become big business — but the skills needed to manage, analyse and convert it into meaningful insight are in short supply. Thanks to its emerging technology markets and a fast-growing culture for innovation, Africa is in a unique position to establish itself as…

Data Job of the Day: Doing Good (and Good Data Management) in Africa

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by Angela Guess Management Sciences for Health, a company that “saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information,” is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Director to support its DRC Integrated Health Project in Kinhasa, Congo. According to the…

What’s the next big wave in IT? – IT News Africa

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