A while ago, I wrote on how knowledge sharing economy can improve Nigeria's development. No doubt, knowledge sharing economy has witnessed an exponential growth curve and has been of considerable interest to the stakeholders in the ecosystem around the world, hence, we cannot stop talking about it for now. I recently had a chat with a practitioner with a Start-up in the field of knowledge sharing economy, to have a feel of the goings on in that sector.
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The next big thing in the technology world is artificial intelligence (AI). Big tech organisations like Apple and Google are aggressively investing in AI.
Google has been partnering Oxford University to expand Artificial Intelligence. Some examples of everyday AI include iPhone Siri and Microsoft Windows 10 Cortana.
Before going further, it will not be out of place to define AI. Wikipedia simply describes AI as ‘intelligence exhibited by machine”.
Friday, Microsoft announced it has acquired Maluuba, a research-oriented startup focusing on deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI).
As part of the deal, one of Maluuba’s advisors, deep learning luminary Yoshua Bengio, will advise Microsoft. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Microsoft will announce what it’s planning to do with Maluuba in the next few months, Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s recently formed artificial intelligence and research group, wrote in a blog post.
Sage has discouraged Small & Medium Businesses in West Africa from cutting corners as means to save money by pirating business software.
This, Magnus Nmonwu, regional director for Sage in West Africa, said is a shortsighted approach, since legitimate software licences yield powerful return on investment (ROI) and allow organisations to eliminate the heavy costs and risks associated with pirated software.
According to Nmonwu, any discussion about pirated software should not only focus on the dangers of piracy but also on the many advantages of going legit.
Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016.
This is according to new research from Gartner. However, the expected growth rate is still down from earlier projections of 3%.
"2017 was poised to be a rebound year in IT spending. Some major trends have converged, including cloud, blockchain, digital business and artificial intelligence. Normally, this would have pushed IT spending much higher than 2.7% growth," says John-David Lovelock, research VP at Gartner.
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (Desktop, Notebook, and Workstation) totaled 70.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), posting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. The results continued the recent trend of stabilizing growth, which has been in decline since 2012.
Knowledge sharing economy is definitely one of the potent ways to improve our current ailing economy.
All that this entails is to start engaging those that have succeeded and established themselves in various fields of endeavor and tap from their wealth of experience. We can then apply these to also achieve success in any area of life.
LinkedIn is one most popular social network for professionals and top social networks in the world today.
With over 380 million members, LinkedIn has growing influence as a professional networking tool and can be extremely powerful when the user is aware of the platform's hidden features.
Unfortunately, a lot of Nigerians are not fully aware of the opportunities presented to them by the LinkedIn platform.
The few who are users, do not know how to maximize the platform or optimize their presence.
Nigerian economy has continued to hemorrhage, as facts have emerged that the operators of lottery business in Nigeria annually spend an average of N25 billion to acquire, deploy and maintain lottery technology.
Disclosing this in Lagos, Niyi Adekunle, managing director and CEO of Lotgrand - operator of Grandlotto Yellow Terminal brand, whose company has revolutionized the lotto business in Nigeria with the Machine Number Series (MNS), said that lottery has emerged as one of the most popular forms of gaming in the world.