IBM to Train 25 Million Africans for Free to Build Workforce

  • Tech giant seeking to bring, keep digital jobs in Africa
  • In South Africa, IBM already is working with phone carrier Vodacom Group Ltd. , he said.
  • The company has partnered with the United Nations in extending the initiative throughout Africa.
  • Africa to have world’s largest workforce by 2040, IBM projects
  • The move may help bring and keep digital jobs in Africa instead of losing them to India, said Hamilton Ratshefola, IBM’s country manager for South Africa.

International Business Machines Corp. is ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent.
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LG Electronics to Heavily Invest on Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things : Tech : koreaportal

LG Electronics heavily into IOT and AI #iot #internetofthings

  • South Korean Conglomerate LG Electronics announced that it will heavily invest in robot technology and artificial technology according to a report by Reuters Sunday.
  • LG did not elaborate on how much it plans to invest in its push or when it expects to launch robotic products, but the firm said it is exploring a variety of options through the combination of technologies including autonomous driving and artificial intelligence.
  • LG, Samsung’s rival, is seeking to take advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence which have the potential of creating sophisticated machines that can perform mundane everyday human tasks.
  • LG Electronics to Heavily Invest Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (Photo by Jung Yeon Je , Getty Images)
  • “We will prepare for the future by aggressively investing in smart home, robots and key components and strengthen the home appliances business’s capabilities,” said Jo Seung-jin, head of LG’s appliances business, in the statement.

South Korean Conglomerate LG Electronics announced that it will heavily invest in robot technology and artificial technology according to a report by Reuters Sunday.
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Right Now, Artificial Intelligence Is The Only Thing That Matters: Look Around You

Right Now, Artificial Intelligence Is The Only Thing That Matters: Look Around You

  • CEO Sundar Pichai wants to put artificial intelligence everywhere , and Google is marshaling its army of programmers into the task of remaking itself as a machine learning company from top to bottom.
  • If there’s one thing the world’s most valuable companies agree on, it’s that their future success hinges on artificial intelligence.
  • Google is continuing to invest heavily in deep learning at a time its head of machine learning, John Giannandrea , is calling the artificial intelligence spring (as opposed to the AI winter of earlier times).
  • The company’s Founders’ letter this year mentions machine learning up to five times , leaving no doubt that it believes its advantages in this area will give it the edge in the coming years .
  • Posted by Shailesh Prasad in categories: futurism , robotics/AI

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Right Now, Artificial Intelligence Is The Only Thing That Matters: Look Around You


Right Now, Artificial Intelligence Is The Only Thing That Matters: Look Around You

Enabling Visual Search & Shopping with Images

Deep learning lets you search Pinterest using images rather than words -  #EmTechDigital

  • Before becoming head of product at Pinterest, Jack was product manager of the search and discovery teams.
  • Jack Chou, Head of Product, Pinterest on enabling visual search and shopping with images.
  • The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology.
  • Jack Chou leads the team of product managers who work with the design and engineering teams to build Pinterest.
  • AI Takes Off: MIT Technology Review Business Report Overview

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Jack Chou, Head of Product, Pinterest on enabling visual search and shopping with images.


Enabling Visual Search & Shopping with Images