The evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has allowed for its application in medicine ranging from medical diagnosis, treatment to prognosis. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) which full under Deep Learning, a branch of AI can be used in medical imaging towards the diagnosis of health conditions via x-ray imaging for pneumonia detection, MRI scans to detect brain tumours, breast cancer detection on mammographic and MRI images etc. This is because CNNs have the ability to detect minute features of any image and can also be optimized to ensure all pixels of the image. This Image segmentation algorithms also allow for identification…

Merry Christmas

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulder. And he will be called; Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace there will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of hid ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!” — Isaiah 9:6–7 (NLT)

The essence of this post as the title suggests is the birth of Jesus Christ and its undeniable relationship with politics and governance…

The dilemma of the Nigerian graduate

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, within the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2016; the number of economically active people in the country increased from 106.69 million in the 2nd quarter to 108.03 million in the 3rd quarter. The labour force population in that period increased from 79.7 million in the 2nd quarter to 80.67 million in the 3rd quarter. Also during that time, unemployment rate of the average Nigerian rose from 13.3% to 13.9% which was about 11.2 million people. 11.2 million were without jobs in the country within that time frame.

Increasing unemployment rate I’m sure is…

The Menace of Antibiotic Resistance

In the past centuries, many individuals died of different disease conditions ranging from what we sometimes refer to as small cough to as deadly as typhoid disease. This was as a result of the lack of proper medications to tackle the menace of an ever increasing microorganism burden.

In the mid-1900s, man’s first source of hope against these disease-causing micro organisms was discovered with the first antibiotic called penicillin.

Since then, several antibiotics have been developed to combat the equally increasing micro organisms aided by research and discovery of new drugs.

However times are changing…

Mr AS walks into a pharmacy store to buy a sachet of Ampiclox capsules. And the following ensues:

Rx: do you have a prescription for it?

AS: No, do I need a prescription for it?

Rx: yes you do.

AS: why? I have been buying it before around my work place and no one has ever asked for anything before selling it.

Rx: that’s because they may not be bothered about your future and mine.

AS: what does that mean?

Rx: let me explain. Ampiclox just as you know is an antibiotic, antibiotics are produced with the aim of killing…

Onyeka Okonji

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