Opinion and Analysis

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How Kenya's young people can venture into agriculture

Small scale farming accounts for 70% of all agriculture in Kenya. The number of young people who have sworn not to touch anything related to agriculture after the first attempt keeps also increasing. From analysis, the problem is mostly business-related, and therein lies the solution.

We need to develop more human-centered technology

Languages, art, history, economics, ethics, philosophy, psychology and human development courses can teach critical, philosophical and ethics-based skills that will be instrumental in the development and management of AI solutions.

There is no conclusive evidence proving that a lot of screen time is bad for you

Most of us spend hours each day glued to some type of screen for work or play. But is that a bad thing? Has anyone got the data to figure it out? Now is the time for 'The Human Screenome Project.'

Government regulation of digital technology or content is a slippery slope

The problem with allowing governments to ban, block, or regulate digital content is that they ultimately find a way to use that law to ban content that is actually not extremist nor terrorist but it criticizes them and they don’t like it.

The curious case of the world's largest drone base

Niger is home to the world’s largest drone base, and it is being built by the USA at a whopping cost of over $100 million. The USA says it is to be used to fight terrorists in the region but is that the only reason for such a big drone base?

The day the books stopped working

In the physical world when you buy something means it becomes your property, i.e. you take possession of it. Whereas, online when you buy digital content it most times means you are only buying access to it for a period of time - especially if you read the Terms & Conditions.

Digitizing government services appears to be failing

There’s a lot of talk of using technology for delivering government services but from observing and being a customer of many of these offerings, it looks like whoever is implementing them is completely detached from the people and the processes involved.