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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is preparing to set in motion a plan to use artificial intelligence (AI) to combat insider trading and other transgressions by listed companies, curving clandestine activities and corporate crookery, reports the Business Times. JSE CEO, Leila Fourie says the stock exchange was “investing heavily in...
Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI...
An AI algorithm created at MIT has just discovered a powerful new antibiotic that kills some of the world’s most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. “In terms of antibiotic discovery, this is absolutely a first,” said Regina Barzilay, a senior researcher on the project and specialist in machine learning at MIT The drug...
In 2020, three themes will heavily influence our private and professional lives: employee experience, artificial intelligence (AI), and sustainability. Business success will depend on how well enterprises manage the associated challenges and opportunities. Shining a spotlight on employees One theme that is bound to shape business success in 2020, and beyond,...
With customer experience considered a significant factor in driving customer loyalty and retention, companies must do more to ensure their call centres are up to the task. This is where innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) have become instrumental. Whether they are inbound or...
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could cause unthinkable damage if left unchecked - that's why it is so important it's regulated. In a letter penned to the Finacial Times, he explains how AI can potentially save lives, but in the wrong hands, it could be...
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gaining traction in all sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are being applied to create ingenious innovations – advancements aimed at making life easier, improving productivity and speeding up the evolution of industries. McKinsey Digital reports that most aspects of car manufacturing will...
On Friday, 13 December 2019, Axon Wireless announced that West African mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to offer clients 90 second SIM card activations thanks to the rollout of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancement to its Face2Face 4.X Identity Management Platform. South African based company, Axon is targeting...
Retail giant, Makro announced on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, that shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and online store can now experience instant customer care and service by connecting with them directly via WhatsApp. Some of the features available in Makro’s chat include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues,...
Whether you do a Google Search, book a trip online or receive a product recommendation from eCommerce sites; artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be lurking in the background. For those of us who may not know that technologies like machine learning, AI, and deep learning are the future, then...
One of the biggest challenges facing the mass rollout of autonomous vehicles is the development of adequate legislation. As with all new things, this type of legislation has not been seen before and we are essentially starting from scratch. Once countries such as the United States and the UK have...
Deepfake technology is rapidly becoming easier and quicker to create and it’s opening a door into a new form of cybercrime. Although it’s still mostly seen as relatively harmful or even humorous, this craze could take a more sinister turn in the future and be at the heart of...
Tech giant, Cisco revealed on Thursday, 24 October 2019, that it has conducted a survey asking over 2000 IT leaders and network strategists how they plan to prioritise investment and the current state of their networks. The company says, In today’s digital business environment, the network is vital. This digital...
On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, Fujitsu in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, announced it is developing AI facial expression recognition technology that detects subtle changes in facial expression with a high degree of accuracy. According to the company, one of the obstacles for facial expression recognition...
Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the UAE, announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it has partnered with Avaya and Koopid to recreate its banking experience - the transformation focusses on customer experience, including self-service capabilities, with the introduction of the region’s first digital engagement banking bot. The new...
Tech security solutions company, Esharah Etisalat has launched its latest drones designed for public safety at GITEX 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 6th to the 10th of October in Dubai. Drones play an important role in work processes where safety, speed and accuracy are crucial. Esharah’s latest...
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