IBM Scientists and Designers Mentor Start-Ups on Mandela Day in...

A few weeks ago IBM scientists and local design consultants spent the day mentoring and training four groups of about a dozen South African aspiring start-ups and entrepreneurs identified through...

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IBM Research-Africa

August 11, 2017

IBMer supports Africa’s future innovators and entrepreneurs

The finalists from the 2017 Innovate Kenya program are all in secondary schools, or are recent graduates of secondary schools from across the country. The 32 finalists just completed a...

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May 9, 2017

Q&A with the Great Nephew of Alan Turing

Carrying on the legacy of a famous relative is a no easy task, particularly for someone as renown as Alan Turing, who is widely considered to be the father of...

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IBM Research-Africa

May 5, 2017

Quantum Algorithm Classifies 9,500 Handwritten Numbers

While still in their infancy, as quantum computers edge closer to surpassing classical computers, a new discipline is emerging called quantum machine learning. It's goal is to apply quantum information...

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Quantum Computing

March 13, 2017

Breaking 50: The Kenyan Government & IBM Research Collaborate to...

After a few meetings with the Industrialization Ministry the IBM lab in Kenya agreed to a joint collaboration focused on improving the country’s Ease of Doing Business ranking.

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February 23, 2017

IBM Scientist Brings Opportunity and Innovation to Somalia

Opportunity would come less than a year later. While he was still at IBM, Diriye and several partners, including Oxfam, VC4Africa and Telesom raised capital and launched Innovate Ventures, the...

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January 3, 2017

Machine Learning on the Cloud and the Search for E.T.

Maybe E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial would have made it home faster if cloud computing was readily available in 1982.

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December 12, 2016

60 of Kenya’s Top Talent Students Visit IBM’s Africa Lab

60 students from Kenya's Presidential Digital Talent Program (PDTP) visit IBM Research - Africa for an introduction to IBM Research, hands-on demonstrations with IBM Bluemix, Watson and new cognitive healthcare...

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November 18, 2016

Forecasting the Future: Air Quality in South Africa with the...

Nearly a year ago IBM Research announced that it will expand its Green Horizons initiative globally to enable city governments, utility companies and factories to better understand and improve their...

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October 31, 2016

Tracking tuberculosis in South Africa

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 80 percent of the South African population has latent Tuberculosis (TB), with about 450,000 active TB cases in 2013 alone. Last year, TB...

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October 11, 2016

Hacking anti-malarial drug resistance

The term "hacker" was once associated with someone doing some nefarious computational task, such as gaining access to a secure server. But today the term's meaning has evolved; companies even...

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October 3, 2016