Machines replacing humans? Super computer dabbed Watson to help Africa achieve in 20 years what took developed countries 200 years. In Summary The world’s biggest technology service provider said “Project Lucy” would take 10 years and cost $100 million. The undertaking was named after the earliest known human ancestor fossil, which was found in east Africa. The Watson system uses artificial intelligence that can quickly analyse huge amounts of data and understand human language well enough to hold sophisticated conversations. The technology would enable poorer parts of Africa to “leapfrog” stages of development they have… Continue reading →
DATE: 27th February 2014 VENUE: Hall 7 Computer Lab 7 TIME: 3pm to 4pm Kindly register at the IT Department office. How Google Summer of Code Works 1. Propose a project for approval by a mentoring open source organization 2. Code the summer away 3. Achieve Ultimate Glory (and get a nice paycheck) Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer.
Join us at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology (JKUAT) on 19th February 2014 at 11:00 am. We are requiting new university graduates from different disciplines. You must have graduated late 2013 or are in your final year, graduating in 2014. For your application to be successful you need:- A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours or equivalent To be an all rounded person with other life interests To demonstrate innovation and creativity Good communication and interpersonal skills If you have what it takes and want to discover and explore… Continue reading →
The NSE Investment Challenge is an edutainment initiative targeting Kenyan youth who are in tertiary learning institution. These include universities, technical institutes and other post secondary colleges. The challenge is an online simulation of live trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, where each participating group/individual is given a virtual startup capital to invest using the NSE real time information for a period of 3 months. The winner is the team/individual with the highest portfolio value. One can participate as an individual or a group of maximum 4 members from the same institution. History The NSE… Continue reading →
IBM is launching IBM Entrepreneur week on 3rd – 4th February 2014 to highlight the breadth of our commitment to innovation and support of start-ups around the world. The jam-packed agenda will feature virtual as well as face-to-face opportunities to network and learn among entrepreneurs, VCs, academic leaders, business partners and IBM executives. During this week, we invite you and entrepreneurs to attend IBM Global Day on Tuesday, 4th February, in Nairobi. It is a face-to-face event that will emphasize how the ecosystem is the most effective means of fostering the success of everyone in… Continue reading →