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An AI-powered "RoboDog" has disappeared from the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg prompting the centre to appeal to anyone with information on its whereabouts to come forward. The dog was last seen late yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 25 November 2021) when the Discovery Centre closed for business. Its loss was...
Dwyka Mining Services today launched Boston Dynamics’ Spot Enterprise robot to the South African market as an authorised reseller of the technology. Having reached worldwide fame due to a series of videos showing off its lifelike AI-based movement, Spot is an agile mobile robot designed to navigate all types of...
Yesterday, Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) unveiled an industrial-scale pilot project that has successfully tested a global-first, Artificial Intelligence technology in Africa that reduces emissions and saves water, at its Babelegi factory in Pretoria. The industrial-scale pilot project is a partnership with the Emissions Capture Company (ECCO) using...
An innovative local software development partnership between 4Sight Holdings and Bidvest Advisory Services has created 4MIA powered by ALICE TM, a first-of-its-kind AI-powered automated digital transformation advisor. Developed on the ALICE TM platform, the intelligent predictive solution Monitors, Investigates and Advises (MIA) business and technology executives on critical aspects related...
Facebook’s recent outage highlights the need for intelligent IT solutions that reduce downtime and prevent incidents before they happen, according to JSE-listed telecommunications and information technology Altron. "By incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), IT operations can observe, act and learn without human intervention – thus mitigating the risk of downtime," the...
Amazon has revealed a new camera-equipped home robot that can patrol homes and investigate activity on your orders in a move that the billion-dollar tech giant is calling "a breakthrough for security and convenience." The "Astro" robot as Amazon calls it is roughly 60cm tall and weighs around 9kgs. The...
In the field of enterprise IT, artificial intelligence (AI) is a buzzword that we’ve seen used time and again over the past few years, with the promise of making every part of a business better. What does this mean specifically for data storage? This is the question posed in a...
Absa, one of South Africa's largest banks and a pan-African lender, has officially launched facial recognition technology in its Android and iOS apps, which some users will need to utilize to authenticate certain transactions through facial scans. "Technology is leaping ahead faster than ever, and it’s up to us to...
IBM today announced that 6 major financial institutions across Africa have selected the technology corporation for hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to promote digital innovation and continue developing digital-first solutions. COVID-19 continues to accelerate the already rapid changes that were happening across the financial services sector in Africa, fast-tracking the...
South Africa’s Department of Transport announced the implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, which will introduce a new licence points demerit system geared towards imposing stricter penalties for road rule infringements. It’s estimated that between 15 and 20 million fines a year will be issued...
Nedbank South Africa has announced the launch of a series of enhancements to its digital services, including the introduction of a conversational AI-powered chatbot. "In line with its commitment to offer cutting-edge digital banking that adds real value to clients, Nedbank works tirelessly to add new features and services across...
Kasisto is a leading digital experience platform, providing solutions to the finance industry worldwide. The company was founded in 2013 to give financial institutions the power to humanise digital experiences that build valuable relationships. The company provides solutions to facilitate your company's operations, from simple retail transactions to the complex...
Over the past few years, organisations across sectors have embarked on their digital transformation journeys at a moderate pace following industry predictions. The pandemic fast-tracked digital transformation as companies looked to emerging technologies in order to avoid business interruptions and ensure business continuity. The banking sector was no different, digital transformation...
CEO of Tesla and newsmaking tech tycoon Elon Musk says that his automobile manufacturer is working on a humanoid robot to be used in its factories and that the company is likely going to build a prototype "sometime next year." According to The Verge, the humanoid robot will take advantage...
South African retail mainstay Shoprite has revealed that it is testing an automated Checkers concept store that features no cashiers and no till points - effectively "a check-out less store." The concept store is being called 'Checkers Rush', which is billed as a "no queues, no checkout, no waiting" shop...
During the pandemic, South African businesses have put innovation on the backburner and focused on keeping their businesses operational in trying circumstances - it wasn't about growth, it was about survival. Now, however, forward-looking companies are putting strategic growth back on the agenda and one of their priorities will be...
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