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AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

April 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sage has announced that AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, has won a UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Netexplo Award. Founding partner Sage Foundation worked with AI for Good and the Soul City Institute for Social Justice to develop rAInbow. It is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered smart companion...

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The age of intelligence is the future of of data

The age of intelligence is the future of of data

April 17, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments (0)

The new age of intelligence is defined as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to improve enterprise efficiency in the era of big data. The goal is to increase the volume, velocity, and variety of data and thereby provide the...

Google's AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

Google’s AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

April 16, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has opened an Artifical Intelligence research laboratory in Accra, Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa. The new lab will use AI to develop solutions in healthcare, education and agriculture such as helping to diagnose certain types of crop disease....

Cortex Logic appoints Deon van Heerden as new CEO

April 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, PeopleComments (0)

Cortex Logic has appointed Deon van Heerden as the new CEO. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software and Solutions company that helps businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era. We work across multiple business and industry domains...

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

April 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in...

Artificial Intelligence trends that no one is talking about

Artificial Intelligence trends that no one is talking about

April 5, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Artificial Intelligence trends that no one is talking about

There are two artificial intelligence (AI) trends that will become a reality in 2019 – the rapid broadening of AI and its ability to create thousands of jobs – are not being widely spoken about. Xineoh CEO, Vian Chinner, explains how these trends can...

Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

March 30, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

Furthering its commitment to driving education in South Africa, Microsoft has partnered with AI in Townships to realise the DigiGirlz initiative which aims to help talented youth reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them...

Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

March 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019. Gartner highlighted the technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive...

Automation Anywhere expands operations to Africa

March 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Automation Anywhere expands operations to Africa

Automation Anywhere, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced the expansion of its operations in Africa and (Rest of the World) ROW countries, with plans to open an office in Johannesburg. To lead the company’s expansion, Sriram...

AI tech start-up, Cortex Logic, expands team

AI tech start-up, Cortex Logic, expands team

March 25, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, PeopleComments Off on AI tech start-up, Cortex Logic, expands team

South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider Cortex Logic is joined by Chief Operating Officer Mr Jacques De Kock as the company expands its team at new HQ Offices in Cape Town. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial...

Oracle adds AI capabilities for financial controls

Oracle adds AI capabilities to increase ERP Cloud’s market lead

March 24, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, FinanceComments Off on Oracle adds AI capabilities to increase ERP Cloud’s market lead

Oracle has extended the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud. The latest machine learning-based innovations include an expense reporting...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

March 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

Having recently opened data-centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Microsoft has now officially launched its second Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The PICs are state-of-the-art physical centre designed to bring...

AI will take over 80 per cent of today's Project Management tasks-Gartner

AI will take over 80 per cent of today’s Project Management tasks-Gartner

March 21, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on AI will take over 80 per cent of today’s Project Management tasks-Gartner

By 2030, 80 per cent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner, Inc. “AI is...

Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

March 15, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

Ericsson and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have formed a new partnership to educate and empower the youth, with the development of a new digital skill learning program that has specific emphasis on scaling up...

Cortex Logic CEO awarded AI Leader Of The Year

March 13, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, People, StartupsComments Off on Cortex Logic CEO awarded AI Leader Of The Year

South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions veteran and founder of Cortex Logic, awarded premium accolade at Africa’s Tech Week event, underlying a life dedicated to AI and Data Science Innovation. Dr Ludik is an African based...

How automation is creating jobs

Intelligent automation unlocks a myriad of opportunities for business of all sizes

March 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Intelligent automation unlocks a myriad of opportunities for business of all sizes

The hysteria two decades ago surrounding the millennium bug, Y2K, highlights how since then business and people – both from personal and work standpoint – have changed their views and interactions with technology. While in the past, technology was largely...