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Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

August 13, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments (0)

The availability of higher computational, storage and networking capabilities, means that the amount of data being transferred are increased proportionately has resulted in the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to derive insights that drive business decision-making. This is according to Sabelo Dlamini, Senior Research and Consulting Manager at...

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70 per cent of white collar workers will interacts with chatbots by 2022

70 per cent of white-collar workers will interact with chatbots by 2022

August 6, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on 70 per cent of white-collar workers will interact with chatbots by 2022

According to the 2019 Gartner CIO Survey, CIOs has identified chatbots as the main AI-based application used in their enterprises. The study found that more organisations are investing in chatbot development and deployment. “There has been a more than...

Decision Support and AI Augmentation to surpass all types of AI initiatives

Decision Support and AI Augmentation to surpass all types of AI initiatives

August 5, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on Decision Support and AI Augmentation to surpass all types of AI initiatives

According to Gartner, Artificial Intelligence (AI) augmentation will create $2.9 trillion of business value and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally in 2021. “Augmented intelligence is all about people taking advantage of AI,” said...

Nokia showcases 5G potential in Nigeria

Nokia showcases 5G potential in Nigeria

August 5, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nokia showcases 5G potential in Nigeria

Nokia is hosting a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria. Nokia will present how this technology can benefit telecom operators,...

INTERVIEW_ AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

INTERVIEW: AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

August 3, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

The insurance industry is synonymous with outdated processes, tedious paperwork and slow turnaround times. However, there’s one company that’s attempting to digitally transform their organisation in order to better serve customers. That company is life...

Organisations expect to double on AI projects

Organisations expect to double on AI projects in the next year

July 15, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Organisations expect to double on AI projects in the next year

A study conducted by Gartner reveals that 59 per cent of organisations say that they have AI deployed today. The Gartner “AI and ML Development Strategies” study was conducted via an online survey in December 2018 with 106 Gartner Research Circle...

NEC XON provides Africa's first AI-driven wireless LAN

NEC XON provides Africa’s first AI-driven wireless LAN

July 11, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on NEC XON provides Africa’s first AI-driven wireless LAN

NEC XON has announced that it will be providing the first AI-powered wireless LAN (WLAN) solution in Africa which will enable the company to provide automated insights across the network stack while saving time and simultaneously improving network...

Tyrone van Balla, Co-Founder of RD9 Solutions

South African entrepreneur seeks to use robotics to transform education

June 28, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African entrepreneur seeks to use robotics to transform education

A young South African entrepreneur aims to use a robot to teach children how to build new robots. RD9 Solutions is a start-up company created by Tyrone van Balla. van Balla and his business partner Ridhaa Benefeld aim to build robots and use them as...

NeuroBlade raises over $27 million to develop a new type of AI chip

NeuroBlade raises over $27 million to develop a new type of AI chip

June 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, StartupsComments Off on NeuroBlade raises over $27 million to develop a new type of AI chip

Israeli startup, NeuroBlade, has raised over $27 million to scale its workforce and ramp up its marketing efforts in order to bring the first generation of its AI chip to the market. The deployment and use of AI are still limited by factors such as size,...

Is this how much artificial intelligence will be worth in 2025?

Is this how much artificial intelligence will be worth in 2025?

June 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Is this how much artificial intelligence will be worth in 2025?

Tech investor, Tej Kohli, predicts that the value of artificial intelligence (AI) may reach around $150 trillion by 2025. “We are now at a tipping point, after which AI and machine learning will grow exponentially to underpin and benefit every single aspect...

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers.

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers

June 25, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers

  fonYou has announced that it reached an agreement with a mobile operator in Egypt to deploy its iCarrier Data platform for the distribution of hyper-personalized airtime, data bundles and other carrier products. iCarrier Data is a platform that enables...

Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users

Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users

June 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users

Kicking off day 2 on Tuesday, 11 June at Cisco Live US 2019 currently taking place in San Diego, California, the company revealed that it is unifying its portfolio in a bid to improve user collaboration. It was announced that popular application Jabber will...

46% of South African companies piloting AI technologies, study reveals

46% of South African companies piloting AI technologies, study reveals

June 11, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on 46% of South African companies piloting AI technologies, study reveals

New research commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by EY shows artificial intelligence (AI) pilots and experimentation are now prolific across South African companies, with businesses showing a willingness to embrace AI and experiment using new technology....

Cisco announces new software advancements at Cisco Live 2019

Cisco announces new software advancements at Cisco Live 2019

June 11, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco announces new software advancements at Cisco Live 2019

Technology leader, Cisco announced a number of software innovations designed for managing and securing networks at the 30th Cisco Live US taking place on 09-13 June 2019 in San Diego, California. The company introduced new artificial intelligence and machine...

75% of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic experts by 2023-Gartner

75% of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic experts by 2023-Gartner

June 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on 75% of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic experts by 2023-Gartner

Users’ trust in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions is plummeting as incidents of irresponsible privacy breaches and data misuse keep occurring. Despite rising regulatory scrutiny to combat these breaches, Gartner predicts...

IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

May 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Internet of ThingsComments Off on IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines...