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pi-top Robotics Kit CES 2021 (1)

The “coolest” new computer device, meet Raspberry Pi-powered robotics kit, pi-top [4]

Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate Vice President called the pi-top [4] one of the “coolest” new computer devices of last year. That's after seeing the device in action at the annual .NET Conf in November last year. The pi-top [4] Robotics Kit is a Robotics Kit and Expansion Plate designed to introduce robotics

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edge computing agriculture Africa Microsoft

We are committed to ensuring farming communities are equipped with AI, IoT, edge computing tools – Microsoft

Microsoft hosts a media round table event throwing light on its endeavours in the agricultural sector in Africa. With partners, Amiran Kenya Limited and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) joining Microsoft to share on their partnership journey in Kenya. At a time where industries are called to relook

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sustainable farming at 40th GITEX Technology Week Microsoft Azure FarmBeats

Microsoft showcases AI, IoT tech supporting sustainable farming at 40th GITEX Technology Week

Microsoft UAE is showcasing how it supports sustainable farming with AI and IoT at 40th GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. Using AI, Edge and IoT, Microsoft's agricultural solution FarmBeats built on Azure enables data-driven farming to maximize agricultural output. This data-driven farming entails using data visualizations, analytics and machine learning.

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IoT and AI Summit

Localizing Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things to solve problems in Africa – IoT and AI Summit

Let's think differently and use IoT to solve local problems says Jack Ngaare, MD of Microsoft Africa Development Center, Kenya site. He was sharing insights on Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Internet of Things(IoT) during keynote address at the third East Africa IoT and AI Summit. Speaking to delegates at the

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Wazihub

Wazihub, Microsoft, Zindi, Soil Moisture Prediction Challenge

Help rural farmers in Africa predict soil humidity using sensor data from IoT. Wazihub and Microsoft are partnering with Zindi Africa to create the Wazihub Soil Moisture Prediction Challenge competition. The competition seeks to create a machine learning model capable of predicting soil humidity. Using past data from the soil and

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mobile digital kiosk

A solar powered mobile digital kiosk that empowers women across Rwanda

In Rwanda Microsoft is supporting African Renewable Energy Distributor (ARED), a technology for social good company. That provides a one stop shop - mobile digital kiosk - platform offering digital services and connectivity to customers in Rwanda. ARED CEO, Henri Nyakarundi says "our solar kiosk platform revolutionizes the way

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Engineers Hack 2019

The Engineers Hack 2019: Hacking solutions to local challenges #EngineersHack19

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

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farmbeats

Using AI, Edge, IoT for Agriculture, Microsoft FarmBeats addresses the challenges of farmers in Africa, starting in Kenya

An area of focus in Microsoft's research is Agriculture. Microsoft research scientists are focusing on unleashing the future of agriculture using data driven techniques called precision farming. The process involves using broadband connectivity through TV whitespaces, connected to IoT sensors that enable data driven farming. These data when collected over

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