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Puget Sound Business Journal (Data reporter)

TheStreet.com (Contributing writer)

Truthout (Contributing writer)

VentureBeat (Contributing writer covering tech, startups and AI)

Digitalist (SAP) (Contributor)

The Borgen Project(Contributing Writer)

Indian Farmers Use AI to Increase Crop Yields

India is an agrarian economy and over 58 percent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. With the recent help of tech giant Microsoft, Indian farmers have begun to use AI to increase efficiency, further encouraging them to harvest a good crop.

Artificial Intelligence Update: Meet the Chatbots in Africa

Businesses are slowly introducing chatbots in Africa, as more local users opt for mobile interactions through social media. At the end of 2015, 46 percent of the African population subscribed to mobile services, which is equivalent to more than half a billion people; interestingly, this percentage is expected to increase to 54 percent in 2020.

Spotlight on African Women in Tech: Ivy Barley

Over the past few years, major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Alibaba have been providing solutions to bridge the skills gap in the region. But while there is a huge attempt to transform their lives, African women in tech struggle to enter the industry.

Inside Elon Musk’s Humanitarian Efforts

Elon Musk is known for his work in revolutionizing space travel, electric cars and even tunnel transportation, but his efforts also reveal his humanitarian side. Musk’s humanitarian efforts have ranged widely, from funding educational projects to helping hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. These are three ways Elon Musk is matching his technological innovations with his philanthropic efforts.

Google’s Tech Initiatives in Africa

In 2017, Google expanded its tech initiatives in Africa. Through training programs, the company is aiming to help African youth acquire digital skills, making them more self-sufficient.

Improving the Economy: Three Fintech Startups in Africa

Financial technology, or fintech, refers to innovations aimed at new ways of delivering financial services. With the goal of changing lives, fintech startups in Africa are moving people forward on a digital route. Fortunately, such firms have no lack of funding.

Alibaba’s Plan to End Poverty in China

Alibaba is a Chinese multinational tech, e-commerce and artificial intelligence conglomerate that was founded in 1999 and has since become one of the ten largest companies in the world. Alibaba’s plan to end poverty in China stems from corporate social responsibility as an integral part of its business model.

Soapply Initiative Funds Sanitation and Hygiene Solutions in Africa

While working in East Africa, Mera McGrew quickly learned that a simple act like washing hands with soap could prevent child mortality. Her initiative, Soapply, addresses the serious issue of clean water, sanitation and hygiene across the globe.

Seeking Alpha (Contributing Writer)

TheStreet.com (Contributing writer)

Truthout (Contributing writer