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Google, Accenture team up to create enterprise data insight solutions group

On Thursday, the tech giants said a new business group will be formed under the terms of the partnership, the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group (AGBG). AGBG will bring together specialists from both Google and Accenture to "develop intelligent solutions leveraging data-driven insights" and assist clients in "deliver[ing] superior customer experiences and accelerate their digital transformation journeys." The solutions will be developed utilizing Google Cloud technology and Accenture's industry knowledge for clients in Europe, the US, and Japan. "We're making a significant commitment to our clients and investment with Google Cloud to provide intelligent solutions that enterprises need to solve today's greatest business challenges and become the new leaders in digital," said Gene Reznik, Accenture's Senior Managing Director of Ecosystems & Ventures. "The Accenture Google Cloud Business Group brings together the leading capa

Grooming the next Generation of female engineers: APWEN set to launch Mayen Adetiba Bootcamp for Girls

APWEN The number of women in engineering in Nigeria is still far below the acceptable level. While there has been increasing number of girls in science class, only few of them made it to engineering at University level. In a bid to stem this tide, APWEN, the flagship of professional women in engineering have been working on various innovative programmes to encourage girls to embrace the “E” part of the STEM education. Nigeria needs more engineers to contribute to the socioeconomic development and the current ratio of men to women in engineering practice is still low compare to the available potentials. Under its current president, Engr Felicia Agubata, APWEN has been embarking on more creative ways to inspire more young girls to embrace engineering. The key focus is to ‘catch them young”. This method involves grooming them for career in engineering from their days in primary and secondary school and exposing them to the options available in engineering while also offering

Researchers unveil biometric mirror to analyse personality traits

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia have   developed the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) system, a biometric mirror,   that can detect and display personality traits of a subject simply by analyzing a photograph. The”Biometric Mirror” was unveiled on Tuesday. It works by comparing the user’s data with thousands of other facial images in it’s database. The data that biometric mirror uses is based on crowdsourced feedback on people’s facial appearance, project leader Dr Niels Wouters from the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces said. When someone stands in front of Biometric Mirror, the system detects a range of facial characteristics in seconds. It then compares the user’s data to that of thousands of facial photos, which were evaluated for their psychometrics by a group of crowd-sourced responders. Biometric Mirror displays 14 characteristics, from gender, age and ethnicity to attractiveness, weirdness and emoti

Milestone as NSE Auchi to Honour COREN President Kashim Ali at Distinguished Lecture

In few days times, precisely on July 19, 2018, engineers across the nation would be heading to Auchi in Edo State as we celebrate the President of COREN Engr Kashim Ali mni, at annual Distinguished Lecture. The event being put together by the Auchi Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers under the leadership of Engr. Mrs M. A. Obomeghie is the first in the series of what is expected to hold every year. Acclaimed Development and Infrastructure engineer expert, Engr Nurudeen Rafindadi, the Managing Director, Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA will delivered the keynote address at the event whose theme is:” Accelerating Road Development in Nigeria”. The event which is named after the COREN President is Scheduled to hold on  the July 19 2018 at Mr. Biggs Event Centre along Benin-Abuja Express Road Auchi  will take off at 10am and chaired by NSE President Engr Adekunle Mokuolu while the Executive Governor of Edo State Mr. Godwin Obaseki is the Special Guest of Honour and