The British Council today announced winners of its inaugural global #IdeasChangeLives innovation challenge. The overall joint winners are Nigerian Job Oyebisi and Malawi’s mHub.
Ghana’s Joseph Sam came out as a runner-up with his innovation, a police assistance app that was outstanding. The challenge sought to find hyper-innovative ideas that can help find a solution to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“In order to take the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies to the people, a national program on AI has been envisaged by our government.
This will be catalyzed by the establishment of the national centre on AI as a hub along with centres of excellence,” were the words of the Indian Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, announcing the Indian government’s inclination towards AI. The announcement has got the AI practitioners and startups real hopeful about its road ahead.
While artificial intelligence and machine learning are grabbing most of the headlines this year, these 12 technologies will demand increased attention and investments going forward, according to a new report from Forrester Research, "The Top Emerging Technologies to Watch 2018."