Microsoft is awarding new grants to fellow pioneers in the Middle East and Africa through a new partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the National Geographic Society
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) aims to create a world where both nature and humanity coexist in harmony. Over the past twenty years, Read More
Use AI to create an original piece of artwork and music to win a free trip to AI Expo in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town 12 June 2019 -
In recent years, art-creating AI has pushed the boundaries of how we define art. This competition challenges the African AI Read More
Microsoft Tech Community and Microsoft Student Partners invites students to participate in a hackathon event.
Labelled the Engineers Hack 2019. A 36-hour hackathon event opened to students of all institutions of higher education in Kenya.
The Engineers Hack will bring students together under one roof to build solutions to local Read More
Microsoft officially launched Lagos Africa Development Center site at an event in Nigeria. The Lagos team will develop Azure services that power new Augmented Reality experiences for Microsoft's mixed reality platform. An investment that will enable digital transformation to create sustained societal impact in Africa says Microsoft.
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Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella showed off new intelligent conversational capabilities during his vision keynote address at Microsoft Build 2019. A breakthrough that will allow people to communicate naturally with computers. Watch Build Vision keynote with Satya Nadella here if you missed it.
Have you tried having a normal conversation with Read More
AI Hack for FSI
Microsoft is calling for proposal submissions to its AI Hack for FSI hackathon. The aim of the Hack is to showcase how Azure AI services can improve our lives and experiences through AI in the FSI industry (Financial Services Industry). It is also to facilitate the Read More
Microsoft is opening an engineering office to build Mixed Reality Cloud Services in Lagos, Nigeria.
Microsoft is increasing its investments on African soil. It is launching two development centers in Africa. With offices in Kenya and Nigeria. Early this month Microsoft's planned Africa datacenters became a reality and went live Read More
Microsoft signs MoU with Jordan government to raise 1000 local software developers, Support emerging software startups and support MCIT ministry with AI technology adoption.
Microsoft has signed a memorandum of understanding and partnership with the Jordanian government. The partnership will see Microsoft support the Jordan ICT ministry with their ICT and Read More
Microsoft and Etihad Airways have in a partnership announced the first ever in-house AI Academy in the Middle East. The Etihad AI academy powered by Microsoft will look to revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers. By upskilling its workforce and optimising operations and creating alternative revenue streams.
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Are you interested in securing a grant for your AI project? Then this is your opportunity.
The Microsoft AI for Earth program awards grants to support projects that changes the way people and organizations monitor, model and ultimately manage earth's natural systems.
Depending on the project need, the grants can award Microsoft Read More