CIO East Africa: AI to Play Key Role in Kenya’s Growth, Development and Democratisation

Posted on 18th April 2019

Access Partnership took part at the launch of Microsoft’s ‘AI for Good’ event series at Strathmore University Law School in Kenya. The roadshow will aim to explore how countries in Africa can make optimum use of AI, in a manner that will positively impact economic and social growth, development, and inclusion. Read the full article here.

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Hapa Kenya: Microsoft launches Artificial Intelligence for Africa White Paper

Posted on 18th April 2019

Microsoft and Access Partnership joint initiative “AI for Good” was featured at Hapa Kenya. The first of series of events across Africa aimed at exploring how Kenya can make use of AI optimally in a manner that will have a positive impact on economic and social growth.

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From Mobility to Smart Mobility: Key Takeaways from SMMT Connected 2019

Posted on 17th April 2019

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the UK’s trade association for car makers, hosted their third annual SMMT Connected on 4 April to showcase new technological solutions for automotives, but also made space for attendees to discuss how they planned to deal with a changing sector as connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) come into wider use.

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EurAsian Times: How Malaysia Challenged Chinese OBOR Project That Pakistan, Sri Lanka Only Aspired To Do?

Posted on 15th April 2019

Access Partnership’s China Practice Lead Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by EurAsian Times on China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative:

“Chinese President Xi aims to realize the ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation’ by projecting power overseas through the “Belt and Road” initiative, which covers both Southeast Asia and Africa.” Read the full article here.

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Forbes: Chinese Investments: Malaysia Dares Something Sri Lanka, Pakistan, And Philippines Didn’t

Posted on 15th April 2019

Access Partnership’s China Practice Lead, Xiaomeng Lu spoke to Forbes on China’s political and military ambitions in Southeast Asia and Africa:

“Chinese President Xi aims to realize the ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation’ by projecting power overseas through the “Belt and Road” initiative, which covers both Southeast Asia and Africa. This political economy effort is paired with China’s growing military might in the South China Sea and the African continent, posing a growing challenge to the U.S. security umbrella worldwide.”

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Nanalyze: Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Africa

Posted on 15th April 2019

Access Partnership’s white paper “Artificial Intelligence for Africa: An Opportunity for Growth, Development, and Democratisation” was quoted by Nanalyze in an article uncovering the top 10 AI startups in Africa. Read the full article here.

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Countdown to EU Elections: What Will EU Elections Mean for Digital Companies?

Posted on 12th April 2019

The European Parliament is currently in its last few days of business as usual — when MEPs leave the Strasbourg plenary session on 18 April, it’ll be the end of almost all Parliamentary activity and focus will shift to the European elections taking place on 23-26 May. While this time is usually quieter, companies should use it to plan for the next five years of European policy-making. In the first of series of articles focused on EU elections, we look into which Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are likely to be digital champions for the next five years.

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