Author Archives: Vizocom

AI – Risks and Benefits

Only a few days ago, it was announced that Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft have come together to create the Partnership on AI. Almost at the same time, Microsoft announced expanding its AI efforts with creation of new Microsoft AI research group consisting of 5000 people worldwide and Amazon offered a $2.5M Alexa prize for an AI that can chitchat for 20 minutes!

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How the Mobile Phone Revolutionized Africa (Part 2): Disaster Management, Agriculture, & Health

This is the second article of the two-part series “How the Mobile Phone Revolutionized Africa”. The first article focused on Banking and Education. This article will look at Disaster Management, Agriculture, and Health.

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3 Revolutionary Ways of Providing Global Internet Coverage

Despite the constant internet penetration, according to a report by UN’s Broadband Commission, 54% of world’s 7.4 billion population still don’t have access to basic internet services. Two third of globe is also still lacking any internet coverage, making it extremely costly and financially unfeasible to provide internet access for some 700 million people living in these areas.

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The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa (Part 2): Zambia and Cape Verde

This is the second article of the two-part series “The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa”. The first article focused on telemedicine projects in Mozambique and Uganda. This article will look at the role of VSAT during disasters in two more African countries: Zambia and Cape Verde.

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The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa (Part 1): Mozambique and Uganda

Natural disasters such as floods, fires, and storms affect thousands of people in Africa. From the destruction of buildings to the spread of disease, natural disasters can devastate entire countries overnight and seriously disrupt the community with massive human, material, economic and environmental losses. To prevent these losses during disasters, emergency communication systems are critical in terms of safety, and ensuring the continuous operation and rapid recovery of emergency communication systems is more important than ever.

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The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 3): Senegal and Kenya

This is the third and final article of the “The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa” series. In the previous article, we focused on telemedicine projects in Ghana and Ethiopia. This article will look at the telemedicine projects in Senegal and Kenya.

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