What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

By Amrote Abdella, Regional Director of Microsoft 4Afrika Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets. They have created new and uniquely African technologies that speak to their lifestyles and complexities, using the infrastructure…

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Not just science fiction: How AI is already changing our lives

The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been confined to pop culture and science fiction. As it shifts into real life, there’s little wonder it’s been accompanied by feelings of unease – after all, if machines are becoming more intelligent, where will that leave us? The answer is that humans and machines are far…

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Challenging norms and solving big problems – Can governments in Africa unleash the potential of cloud computing?

By: Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa   Cloud computing is the disruptive technology powering the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The combination of affordable cost, flexibility and scale provides the opportunity for individuals and enterprises, small and large, to address some of the most pressing issues…

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