How to make money with AI in 2030
22 November 2020 | 10:40 am
Research in artificial intelligence is turning to money-making mass applications for consumers in the physical world. The next 10 years could be crucial.
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3 Apr 2020
Genomics research company 54Gene's COVID-19 testing support fund was launched today to increase Nigeria's daily testing capacity. The firm opened the fund with a donation of $150 thousand and has since received an additional $350 thousand from Union Bank. CEO of 54 Gene Abasi Ene-Obong joins CNBC Africa for more.
13 Apr 2020
Coronavirus lockdowns have been touted on social media as helping to fight climate change. But in the Arctic Circle the virus is disrupting climate science. It could leave important gaps in our understanding.
25 May 2020
As the world continues to deal with the effects and impact of several labs and scientists are racing to develop vaccines and drugs for the cure of the novel disease. At the moment, the World Health Organization (WHO) is yet to approve any vaccine or drug for COVID-19, but different investigatory treatments and drugs are being subjected to trials. Here the are top 10 under investigation.
7 Jun 2020
The Lancet paper that halted global trials of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 because of fears of increased deaths has been retracted after a Guardian investigation found inconsistencies in the data.
23 Jul 2020
What's been agreed for the EU's seven-year budget? On the outside, it may look good for green policies, but many climate activists aren't pleased because the budget has actually slashed funding for climate action. There are shrinking budgets elsewhere too, in both healthcare and research programmes – leading some to say that Europe will lose its competitive edge when it comes to innovation. We take a closer look.
26 Oct 2020
Washington has blocked a Russian research center for allegedly building tools that would enable a dangerous computer program capable of causing mass industrial damage. Moscow has slammed the accusations as baseless.
24 Nov 2020
Dangote refinery targets research, technology to boost job creation
19 Feb 2021
NLC urges African governments to invest in research
10 Jun 2021
DR Congo is home to Earth's second-largest tropical rainforest. In the town of Yangambi, some 2,000 kilometres from the capital Kinshasa, lies what was once the world's leading tropical research centre. Founded by the Belgians in the 1930s, it fell into neglect after independence in 1960 and was miraculously spared during the two Congo wars. It's now being rehabilitated with the support of scientists and donors from around the world. Our correspondents report.
16 Jun 2021
With the help of a virtual instrument, composer Alexandros Markeas is developing an encounter with artificial intelligence, which plays notes in response to his own.
10 Jul 2021
We tend to talk about artificial intelligence as if it were a thing of the future, but AI is already all around us — as the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated.
8 Aug 2021
Senator Mark Warner is pushing on Congress to "bring greater transparency to the shadowy world of online advertising." Facebook said it was protecting privacy by closing accounts that study political ads.
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US President Joe Biden has announced that an agreement has been brokered with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the government's debt ceiling This pivotal piece of legislation, now poised for a vote in Congress, requires a simple majority for its enactment. If passed, it would circumvent an unprecedented debt default potentially looming as early as June 5. President Biden characterises the proposed legislation as a "compromise", outlining a two-year budget plan which, in essence, holds non-defence spending steady for 2024.
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In his victory speech, the 69-year-old newly re-elected President Erdogan pledged to unite a country deeply divided. Claiming 52.1 per cent of the run-off vote, Erdogan emerged victorious yet again. His challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, however, accused the President of deploying state machinery to his advantage, including the alleged denial of airtime on state television.
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