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Will Machines Leave Humans in the Dust with AI Getting Brainier?

Will Machines Leave Humans in the Dust with AI Getting Brainier?

Technology
The world is on the cusp of an AI revolution. Companies around the world are already using the technology to help do everything from parse medical records to teach cars to drive themselves. Robots can recognise faces, the sound of your voice, translate foreign languages, trade stocks and play chess. They may well have got the trick down pat, but one-trick ponies they remain. Humans, on the other hand, are not specialists. Our forte is versatility. What other animal comes close as the jack of all trades? Put humans in a situation where a problem must be solved and, if they can leave their smartphones alone for a moment, they will draw on experience to work out a solution. DeepMind’s latest AI,  has cleared one of the important hurdles on the way to human-level  Artificial General In
Telkom to roll out free Wi-Fi in 290 constituencies

Telkom to roll out free Wi-Fi in 290 constituencies

Internet, Technology
Telkom Kenya Limited has announced that it will be rolling out free Wi-Fi through government funded Constituency Incubation Hubs in 290 constituencies across the country. This initiative, a partnership of the Ministry of ICT and the National Constituency Development Fund (NCDF), will see Telkom Kenya install 1,160 Constituency Incubation Hubs, 4 per constituency, which will be equipped with 40 tablet devices, per incubation hub. Managing Director of the Enterprise Division at Telkom Kenya, Kris Senanu says the Hubs are aimed at benefiting youth entrepreneurs by way of helping them develop their ICT skills and applications. “We are excited about the roll-out of this new government project. As a strategic partner to the Kenya government’s national ICT agenda, Telkom Kenya is able to
Uber raises taxi prices in Kenya

Uber raises taxi prices in Kenya

Technology
Taxi-hailing app company Uber has increased its fares, giving in to pressure from their drivers and MPs. The company has suffered many attacks the biggest battles being the final surrender in China, the CEO’s apology after a rant to a US driver-partner, and an announcement that drivers matter, after they went on strike asking for better rates. The drivers and legislators had said higher fares would be beneficial to its thousands of independent contractors and level the playing field for other players. The firm had in July last year lowered its prices by 35 percent in a move to encourage more riders on the road, to help increase trips for drivers, but according to drivers, the prices were not sustainable. The firm now says it realizes it only works when both riders and driver-partner
Uber rebuilt its navigation app for drivers convinience

Uber rebuilt its navigation app for drivers convinience

Technology
From providing accurate ETAs to navigating the fastest path to your destination, maps are at the heart of the Uber experience. Anyone who frequently uses ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft knows the frustration that can come from a driver and rider trying to find each other. Sometimes the driver is on the wrong side of the street, or misses their turn and sometimes the rider gives terrible directions over the phone. Uber will introduce a redesigned navigation experience built around drivers’ needs. The ride ailing company says that they've completely revamped navigation on iOS and are introducing in-app navigation on Android for the first time. Now, with one-tap, turn-by-turn directions start right away, saving time and eliminating the need to juggle multiple apps. The newly develo

Why Uber is under attack.

Startups, Technology
The San Francisco based ride service Uber has experienced explosive growth since its founding in 2009 and the growing popularity of the service has prompted a backlash from taxi organizations in many its operating regions across the globe. The company which is valued at over $60 billion has been suffering a barrage of attacks and criticisms about its modus operandi. From accusations of blatantly flouting laws governing taxis, to benefitting from allegedly stolen data, Uber’s executives and legal team are bracing themselves for a tough time ahead. TechMoran reports that several factors have led the taxi hailing company straight to war. The prejudiced corporate culture in the organization is the first threat towards the company success. Susan Fowler, a reliability engineer at Uber