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With Blockchain, Sub-Saharan Women Move Forward Without Bias

Posted February 24th, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-4)
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Blockchain, the technology underlying digital currency Bitcoin, is making it easier for Sub-Saharan African women farmers to establish their economic credentials and negotiate gender bias. If you are a woman farmer in Sub-Saharan Africa and you go to a bank to borrow, you have to bring like seven pieces of paper, you might have to […]

Stephen Hawking Warns of AI Risks; India Suffers Massive Cyberattack

Posted October 20th, 2016 at 11:35 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be ‘Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity’ Renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking again warned against the dangers of advancements in artificial intelligence. Speaking at the launch of The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) in Cambridge, England, Hawking said more advanced AI could lead to […]

Sub-Saharan Africa Increasingly Going Mobile

Posted November 20th, 2015 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to reach 100 percent mobile penetration by 2021, with smartphone subscriptions accounting for nearly 95 percent of the region’s mobile data traffic. The region will see “a significant shift to mobile broadband” in the next few years as more people look to mobile devices for Internet content and data-intensive apps, said […]