AI is Everywhere

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji posted on Photo credit: Rick Kern)

“Over recent years, we’ve seen the rise of crypto, non-fungible tokens (NFT), and now, artificial intelligence (AI). The trending topics have made their way from the tech world and into pop culture. During an episode of the popular “The Friend Zone” podcast, the hosts even discussed a controversial viral moment involving AI. A clip circulated online of an AI-backed voice filter mimicking Kendrick Lamar’s voice…”

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Afrofuturism Connects African Diaspora Culture At Cube Fest 2022

(Article by Susan Bland posted on Photo credit: Alice Rogers for Virginia Tech)

“This year’s Cube Fest celebrates immersive Afrofuturist music with works from leading artists selected from an international pool of submissions. Presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Moss Arts Center, the festival runs from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, with events taking place in the Cube and Perform Studio, located in the Moss Arts Center at 190 Alumni Mall…”

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Covanta EVP Tequila Smith applies Afrofuturism to sustainability

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Tequila Smith achieved industry-wide acclaim in her previous position as VP of sustainability for Georgia Power. Now the successful corporate leader who spent more than two decades with the Southern Company has decided to take a higher calling to bring awareness to and promote sustainable career options to the Black community while making more waves as executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Covanta….”

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Fighting global poverty from space

(Article by TRT World on Photo Credit: TRT World)

“Night satellites orbiting the Earth can be a new way to identify economic inequality. Despite the success in reducing global poverty over the last two decades, nearly one billion people continue to live without access to reliable electricity, which in turn impacts health and welfare and impedes sustainable development. Knowing where these people are is crucial if aid and infrastructure are to reach them. Now, a new IIASA-led study proposes a method to estimate global economic wellbeing: the use of nighttime satellite images….”

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Inside Iyin Aboyeji’s plan to build charter cities for African tech

Article by Tage Kene-Okafor on Photo credit: Talent City.

“After helping build two unicorns and starting a VC fund, Aboyeji wants to create charter cities in Africa. But what are the odds of it working? African cities, particularly sub-Saharan ones, have the fastest global urban growth rate. But with challenges around overcrowding, congestion, infrastructure, power and poor governance, these cities are maxed out in what they can provide to the average African living in urban environments…”

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Rescuing the Languages that Western Tech Ignores

Article by Associated Press on Photo credit: Associated Press.

“Computers have become amazingly precise at translating spoken words to text messages and scouring huge troves of information for answers to complex questions. At least, that is, so long as you speak English or another of the world’s dominant languages…”

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CarpeDM, Dating App For Black Women, Offers Background Checks

Article by Samantha Dorisca on Photo credit: VioletaStoimenova)

“Sliding in the DM just got a lot safer as CarpeDM — an online dating app exclusive to Black women — has partnered with KarmaCheck to incorporate 100 percent background checks for its members on the dating platform….”

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Solar desalination device will provide clean water to 400,000 Kenyans

(Article by Amit Malewar on Photo credit: Solar Water Solutions)

“Converting seawater into safe drinking water at a large scale takes an enormous amount of energy, which makes it a costly and polluting process. Now, a Dutch-based blended finance manager Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and Solar Water Solutions are working together to develop the installation of up to 200 desalination units in Kitui County, Kenya. The project eventually aims to provide clean water made of brackish groundwater for 400,000 Kenyans by 2023….”

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Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute to Open its First Real-Time Earth Ground Station in Africa

(Press release from ViaSat. Photo Credit: GSSTI)

“Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the launch of its first Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Africa, located in Accra, Ghana. Viasat worked in partnership with the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI)… focused on coordinating all space, science, technology and related activities in Ghana, to bring new space opportunities and jobs to the region, while expanding Viasat’s ability to deliver critical earth observation and remote sensing data on-demand around the world….”

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