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Industry Insight - Four steps to nurturing an AI-ready workforce

By Industry Contributor 21 November 2019

Business leaders should take a page from companies further along the AI curve to access the skills needed for business transformation, says Lillian Barnard, the Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa. FULL STORY >

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Nearly 80% of employers aren’t worried about unethical use of AI

By Press Release 9 September 2019

A new workplace survey has revealed that almost 80% of employers aren’t worried about the unethical use of AI — and suggests that they should be. FULL STORY >

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Wits launches new African Artificial Intelligence initiative

By Staff Writer 5 September 2019

The Molecular Sciences Institute (MSI) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in partnership with the Cirrus Initiative, have announced plans for a new artificial intelligence (AI) research... FULL STORY >

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Blue Prism set to showcase AI Digital Exchange this week

By Press Release 4 September 2019

Blue Prism will showcase its comprehensive artificial intelligence Digital Exchange (DX) at AI Expo Africa this week, setting in place the foundation for South African businesses to begin their journey into the era of AI. FULL STORY >

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Gartner believes AI Augmentation to create $2.9 trillion of business value in 2021

By Staff Writer 5 August 2019

If you haven’t heard of augmented intelligence yet, prepare to do so a lot more going forward. FULL STORY >

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Will the robot revolution deepen our humanity?

By Ryan Noik 22 July 2019

It’s not every day that you meet the world’s first humanoid robotic citizen, but standing next to Sophia the Robot, one can’t help but feel like humanity is at the very beginning of a future that was once only the domain of science fiction FULL STORY >

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Microsoft, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and National Geographic offering $100 000 to save the planet

By Ryan Noik 15 July 2019

There is up to $100 000 (approx. R1.4 million) support being offered to those working on an artificial intelligence solution that is aimed to facilitating a sustainable future this month. FULL STORY >

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Jaguar Land Rover tech helps reduce stress via AI

By Staff Writer 9 July 2019

Here’s something that might alleviate the stress of driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic. FULL STORY >

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South Africa forging ahead on AI - but work still needs to be done

By Ryan Noik 24 June 2019

New report from Microsoft and EY finds South African companies are amongst top investors in AI, with 46% of companies piloting AI technologies FULL STORY >

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SAS AI Roadshow delivers actionable insight to leaders

By Press Release 14 June 2019

The opportunities made possible through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Analytics were brought to life at the annual AI Roadshow held recently by analytics leader SAS. FULL STORY >

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Naked demonstrates the usefulness of AI in its insurance solution

By Ryan Noik 11 June 2019

Naked, an innovative AI driven insurance offering, is demonstrating just how much of a difference leveraging artificial intelligence can make to a business. FULL STORY >

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Meet the world’s first AI-created whisky

By Industry Contributor 21 May 2019

You may want to grab a stiff drink before you read this, as Microsoft recently revealed that artificial intelligence has now infused itself into the process of making whisky. FULL STORY >

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LG announces own AI chip for future robotized products

By Ryan Noik 17 May 2019

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has taken another bold step forward with LG announcing that the company has developed its own artificial intelligence chip (AI) chip. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - The rise of the new-age digital assistant experience

By Industry Contributor 17 May 2019

What will better digital assistants mean for users, and will they replace customer service agents entirely? Craig Nel, Mobile & Cognitive Experience (MCX) Leader at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey, offers his perspective. FULL STORY >

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Writers and Artificial Intelligence catered for in new Humble Bundles

By Staff Writer 17 May 2019

There are two book bundles currently going – one for writers, and one for those wanting to create something a bit more, well, artificial. FULL STORY >

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