AI, smart cities and other highlights from Tech in Ghana

 

Missed the Tech in Ghana Conference and want to catch up on all the highlights? I’ve got you covered. Watch below:

Show Notes:

Tech In Ghana;

1.Mr. Thomas Mensah is a Ghanaian-American chemical engineer and inventor. His works are in fields relating to the development of fiber optics and nanotechnology. He has 14 patents, 7 of which awarded within a period of six years, and was inducted into the US National Academy of Inventors in 2015. In 2017 Dr. Mensah served as Editor-in-Chief of the international textbook Nanotechnology Commercialization published by AIChE and John Wiley & Sons.
He stopped by for about five minutes just to share a few of his story,encourage us and reminds us to have global views when we create stuff.

2. Ehizogie Binitie : the co founder of Rancard Solutions also passed by , he also share his views, he said too often we’re busy creating apps that’ll help us in paying bills, no offence to those people who help us pay
bills , but we can actually invest in technology in a very global scale. we can talk of examples like the two students of silicon valley who launched a satellite into space . he goes on to say the kids from Silicon valley were not thinking about doing something for only around them but globally, but when Ghanaian investor are thinking about doing something , their thinking about community.we need to think globally.

WAVES OF THE TECHNOLOGY:

1. The internet:
about 15 years ago the internet wasn’t very popular it evolved from the big machines to our PCs and now we have the mobile internet and tinny gadgets we can aces the internet with.

2. Internet of things: is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. The other parts of the world seem to be in this stage of the internet evolution but Africa is lacking behind.

3. AI( Artificial Intelligence) and Robots : these are machines that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can.

4. Smart Cities:  Accra may not seem to be a smart city now, but we can. The only thing we can’t is the infrastructure are not in place.