Further proof that the response to the Covid-19 crisis has significantly accelerated the adoption of so-called frontier technologies comes from Africa and an alliance between the Vodacom Group and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).
A news release from the Rockefeller Foundation announces that satellite imagery is being used for electricity consumption forecasting in Africa for the first time through a new service.
While much has been written about the potential of artificial intelligence in business, a practical application of AI has hit the headlines this week that focuses on its use for a more pressing problem in South Asia, at least at the moment: flooding.
Emergency communications specialist Telecoms Sans Frontieres deployed critical telecoms infrastructure in Beirut, to connect hundreds of families and emergency services affected by a devastating explosion which rocked the city.
Mobile phones are going to help small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan to increase production during the economic slowdown caused by Covid-19.