- IBM forms $1bn Watson Business Group
- IBM, top universities team up to research artificial intelligence
- Artificial intelligence now has verbal ability of 4-year old: is that progress?
- Watson is going to work in health care (and we'll all benefit)
- A traffic-dodging app out of IBM's Nairobi lab
- What tech advances will change our lives in the next 5 years?
IBM starts a $100 million Watson project in Africa
— By Tyler Falk on February 6, 2014, 3:25 PM PST
'$100 million initiative to develop "solutions to Africa’s grand challenges." '
I can tell you for nothing what some of the many problems are in Africa, without needing to spend $100m on a fancy IT system.
- Poor governance - Government, military, police, corporate, environmental
- Tribal/Ethnic problems
- Religious problems
- Infrastructure problems
- Education problems
- Opportunities and problems from either an abundance of resources (wood, oil, minerals) or a lack of them (water, soil, trees)
- Heath and social care problems
- The country being subjected to Charity, and not sustainable development
- Many countries without a credible banking system
- Stellar population growth in certain countries
I'd take a better steer from someone like Mo Ibrahim, than IBM