Entries by Tatiana

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Desalination Technologies for Developing Countries

Today, 4.5 billion people around the world don’t have access to adequate sanitation. In fact, 2.1 billion lack access to safe drinking water. The majority of these individuals reside in developing countries. With 96.5 percent of the world’s supply of water being seawater and climate change making rainfall levels more unpredictable than ever, it is […]

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Personal Technology and Poverty

Technology is often associated with poverty in regard to agricultural or water-retention devices. This is because poverty precludes many people from securing access to fresh food and clean water. While these types of technologies successfully increase crop yield and food access for land-scarce countries, they don’t necessarily provide people with opportunities to actually lift themselves […]

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Tech Giants are Using AI to Meet the SDGs

Tech giants are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to create innovative strategies to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and eradicate global poverty by 2030. A central barrier to development in third-world nations is in-access to high-quality, timely and accessible data. Big data platforms like AI expand capabilities to acquire accurate, […]

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E-Commerce Markets in Africa: A Mobile Economy

Africa holds less than 2 percent of the global e-commerce market, but an increase in participation could benefit the continent on a massive economic scale. In fact, it has been shown that e-commerce allows consumers to connect to businesses as well as to other consumers in order to exchange goods via the Internet. E-commerce benefits […]