I.B.M. Adds an African Lab to Its Growing Global Research Networkhttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/1 ... hoofinance
Tebogo Moima from South Africa and I will try to join this idea and to bring together such IBM initiatives
with those of SAP or Hasso Plattner Institute
and Coursera viewtopic.php?f=13&t=322
as well as with EUCogIII http://www.eucognition.org/index.php?pa ... objectives
and ISAB http://www.isab.org.uk/ISAB/
. There are a lot of opportunities to use our technology and concepts of Ubiquitous Complex Event Processing
, and we will address and gather subjects where we could use them, e.g. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=319&p=1450#p1450
. We will also propose this as a special working group of the Event Processing Technical Society (EPTS) and of its restart with new topics and a new organisation and new members.
"... In Africa, the problems — and opportunities to solve them — would seem in greater abundance than computer science expertise. And indeed, the Nairobi lab is intended as a hub for nurturing home-grown skills. I.B.M. plans to build the lab up to 50 researchers within five years. In addition, it will be the center for a “resident scientist program,” which will bring in researchers from Nairobi and elsewhere in Africa to collaborate with I.B.M. scientists. The candidates can come from universities, government or industry, typically for one-year stints.
The I.B.M. lab is seen as a step toward reversing the tradition of bright young Africans’ departing for the West, in search of advanced education and jobs..."
Typically there are no initiatives of Udacity and Coursera in whole Africa so far, because of different reasons, one is the infrastructure/high speed internet we need to participate in such courses. As mentioned viewtopic.php?f=13&t=322&p=1452#p1444
"No infrastructure, no education, no democratic right..."
Tebogo Moima is working on a report based on the course of Sebastian Thrun about Driverless Cars respectively Artificial Intelligence and how we could use such initiatives like Udacity in Africa. We will publish it in this thread. If you search in the Web, you can follow interesting discussions about the concepts like http://www.aiqus.com/questions/37512/co ... vs-udacity