Imagine banking with your voice.
The ingenuity of 3 gentlemen and a lady during the Nigerian Re: code hackathon sponsored by Access bank may just make that imagination reality. VoiceIt- the app – allows banking customers to use voice commands to carry out banking operations such as account balance, funds transfer, and airtime purchasing.
Remember goal 4 and 5 of the Millennium Development goals?
For those who thought “Reduce Child Mortality and Improve Maternal health”, You guessed right!
In Nariobi, Amref Health Africa and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company partnered to deal with this impending issue during the ‘Innovate4life’ hackathon where innovators from different parts of Africa built startups that will help reduce the mortality rates by focusing on the challenges faced by expectant mothers.
Technology is dynamic and that dynamism is transforming the world. From the inception and use of internet to the application of artificially intelligent software, the stress of our traditional lifestyle is becoming a thing of the past. In Africa, education is being used as a tool to teach and drive an increase in the use of technology. One worthy institution pushing this initiative in Ghana is the DreamOval Foundation. With the implantation of specially designed programmes such as iTeach, Hackathon, African Code Week (ACW), and sponsorship of hackathons such as the Ashesi Code Fair, we can rightfully say they are on course.