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Continuing the Artificial Intelligence & African enterprises series, ajala is pleased to invite you to attend the third session on Delivering Economic and Operational Gains set to take place on March 23, 2021, at 11:00 AM (WAT).   The AI & African Enterprises series examines AI through an African lens, covering topics...
COVID-19 has catalysed the speed and depth of the world’s digital transformation efforts, according to F5’s latest State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report. This year’s report strongly underlines how the need to improve connectivity, reduce latency, ensure security, and harness data-driven insights is intensifying. It also points to an elevated interest in cloud, as-a-service solutions,...
International Mother Language Day, celebrated annually on 21 February, aims to promote awareness around linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting the preservation and protection of all languages. Through Natural Language Processing (NLP), a technology that allows computers to effectively understand the way humans speak and interact, companies can bridge the language...
People now trust robots more than themselves to manage their finances, according to a new study by Oracle and personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi. The study of more than 9,000 consumers and business leaders in 14 countries found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial anxiety, sadness, and fear among...
Globally, healthcare organisations have accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) with the ones still implementing frameworks planning to go live within 24 months. Hardly surprising given the improved consumer engagement that results from the technology. But more than that, the challenging economic climate is seeing healthcare organisations looking for better...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining notable momentum across a number of industries. The past year saw rapid digital transformation spurred by COVID-19, with new technologies being adopted almost overnight. Entering 2021, the same upward trajectory can be expected as AI becomes an increasingly normal part of society. “In the past,...
The Cold War period fostered all sorts of technological advancements, whereas in contemporary times the more technologically advanced the world we have the more cybersecurity is at risk. Combining the quality of artificial intelligence (AI) with cybersecurity, security experts have extra assets to guard helpless systems and information against...
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper. Today, CFOs in the digital enterprise are enablers of growth and strategic advisors to the CEO. Accenture research shows that 80% of CFOs see identifying and targeting...
Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) provides a framework for building trust in the AI solutions of an organisation, according to a report from Accenture. It is defined as the practice of designing, developing, and deploying AI with good intention to empower employees and businesses, and fairly impact customers and society. In...
The artificial intelligence (AI) market is predicted to reach revenues of $156 billion by the end of 2020, according to IDC, with the largest segments being application and enterprise relationship management (ERM) at 20% and 17% respectively. The scale of AI growth alongside developments in automation, machine learning, deep learning,...
The events of 2020 have opened the world’s eyes to digital transformation as never before. Despite many people not being aware of the term, remote learning, working and socialising has seen people embrace more technology than ever. Much of this adoption is of technology that has been around for quite...
More than 500 million people use the Google voice assistant — found on Android phones and other Google devices like smart speakers — each month. This is just one sign of how quickly voice-powered artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming a part of our everyday lives. You can already ask...
The world is now entering into the era of the digital economy, leaving the industrial era behind with the emergence and rapid development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). According to a survey conducted by global research and advisory firm Gartner, 75% of large enterprises have already transferred their...
The Central University of Technology (CUT) of the Free State has introduced Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence programme (AI) to address the demand in the province, and South Africa in general. “This University programme provides organisations the opportunity to bring on board a groomed AI Engineer with the certified skills and hands-on...
While an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage. To disrupt a market using omnichannel strategy businesses will need to turn to Artificial Intelligence (AI), this according to Andrea Tucker, Research and Development Head at e4. “AI...
By 2022, Gartner predicts that 70% of customer interactions with businesses will involve emerging technologies such as machine learning (ML) applications, chatbots and mobile messaging. It's as good a time as any to consider introducing chatbot functionality to your business. Chatbots are a bit like magic in that they are...
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