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Business intelligence trends 2019: AI-powered predictions, data governance, and data gravity

The growing operational capacities are shaping new trends in the business intelligence (BI) industry. The tendency to migrate the BI software to the cloud...

7 steps to enhance IoT security

One of the biggest concerns with the Internet of Things (IoT) is making sure networks, data, and devices are secure. IoT-related security incidents have...

Kenya plays part to help IBM improve world’s food, crop supply

IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions, including Kenya, to...

Financial firms bank on AI as pilot projects head to production

The financial services sector is pouring money into artificial intelligence (AI), with banks, for example, expected to spend $5.6 billion on AI in 2019...

Microsoft opens first Africa Development Centre in Kenya and Nigeria

It was almost three decades ago that Microsoft opened its first offices in Africa. In this time, they witnessed incredible growth on the continent...

How AI is revolutionizing financial services

Financial services firms are helping lead the way in adopting artificial intelligence, with banks expected to spend $5.6 billion on AI solutions in 2019,...

AI to play key role in Kenya’s growth, development and democratisation

In a move that further cements the organisations commitment to making AI accessible to every individual and organisation, Microsoft, alongside Strathmore University and Access...

Is achieving Kenya’s ‘Big 4’ agenda a job for emerging technologies?

During Trescon’s recently concluded World Artificial Intelligence Show, which was recently held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, the country’s leading minds...

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana is one of the major additions to Windows 10 — and it's a winner. Turn it on and Cortana alerts...

Supporting an AI-enabled future in Africa

While AI is primed to be the driving force of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its widespread acceptance and adoption among businesses is still in...

New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest...

In a new paper published recently in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution, mathematicians and conservationists from the UK, Africa and the United...

Sophia the humanoid robot is coming to Kenya

Sophia -the humanoid robot- is set to come to Nairobi during the Trescon’s World Artificial Intelligence Show slated for the 21st and 22nd March...

Insights from AI smart companion could advance efforts against domestic abuse

When we launched rAINbow, an artificial intelligence-powered smart companion that aims to democratise support for victims of domestic violence, in November last year, we...

Huawei launches Y7 Prime 2019 into Kenyan market

Huawei Mobile Kenya has today launched Y7 Prime 2019 that will be retailing at Kshs 17,999 in the retail stores across the country. The...

Safaricom introduces interactive customer care chatbot

Safaricom has introduced Zuri, an artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant available on Telegram and Facebook Messenger. Zuri enables over 17 million Safaricom mobile data users to...

Humans produce 99%-100% accurate transcriptions as compared to AI’s 94.9%

In recent years, the quality in artificial intelligence-driven transcription services has improved considerably. Between 2016-2017, Microsoft reported it had reduced its error rate by 12%, which...

CIO 100: Pepper the Robot shows humans, AI can work hand...

Pepper the Robot ‘born’ in 2014, feature at this year’s CIO 100 Symposium where the AI entity co-presented the topic “Will Robots take over...

CIO 100: AI as an empowerment tool

Down to its core, artificial intelligence (AI) describes the advanced process for a machine to make decisions based on logic. AI has already made...

CIO 100: Should we be fearful of machines taking our jobs?

These days, technological advancements are always taking place, this is a good thing as it makes our lives easier, but the advancements are also...

Huawei mobile attracts over 2000 pre-orders of its Y9 in Kenya

Following the successful launch of the Huawei Y9 2019 in the Kenyan market over 2000 pre-orders were made both on Jumia and retail stores...
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