New IBM Research App Shines a Light on Solar Energy...


IBM scientists in Johannesburg, Africa launched a free, web-based tool to help Africans adopt solar energy.

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Energy

April 20, 2018

IBM and Twiga Foods Introduce Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk...


IBM Research and Twiga Foods are extending access to microloans to 220 small food retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system.

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Blockchain

April 18, 2018

Interactive supervision with TensorBoard


IBM Research AI implemented semi-supervision in TensorBoard t-SNE and contributed components required for interactive supervision to demonstrate cognitive-assisted labeling. A metadata editor, distance metric/space selection, neighborhood function selection, and t-SNE...

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AI

November 27, 2017

IBM’s African Scientists Look to Tackle the Continent’s Pressing Healthcare...


Joining Sengeh to change this are two fellow African researchers; Waheeda Banu Saib, a research software engineer with a degree in information technology from the University of Kwazulu Natal, who...

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Healthcare

November 7, 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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Government

October 31, 2017

Two IBM Researchers to Speak at TEDGlobal 2017 in Africa


Representing IBM’s Africa Labs scientists Drs. Abdigani Diriye and David Moinina Sengeh, will be participating. The duo will give talks about AI in healthcare, machine learning and entrepreneurship on the...

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IBM Research-Africa

August 27, 2017

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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Education

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

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