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Fujitsu reveals AI based facial recognition technology

October 15, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, PeopleComments (0)

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 technology...

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Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

GITEX 2019: AI bots set to transform the banking industry

October 8, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

GITEX 2019: AI Drone solution takes to the sky

October 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

SilverBridge launches AI division

SilverBridge launches AI division

September 27, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on SilverBridge launches AI division

In a move designed to enhance decision-making and provide its clients with an innovative way of embracing the latest technology innovations, SilverBridge, a provider of insurance software solutions for the African financial services industry, has launched its...

Cisco and SingularityNET set to collaborate on AGI technology solutions

September 23, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Company News, Digital TransformationComments Off on Cisco and SingularityNET set to collaborate on AGI technology solutions

Decentralized AI technology company, SingularityNET and Cisco announced on Monday, 23 September 2019, that they are set to collaborate on developing applied Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) technologies. SingularityNET’s AGI solutions- which include a...

Cisco sets sights on the Cognitive Contact Center

Cisco sets sights on the Cognitive Contact Center

September 20, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Cisco sets sights on the Cognitive Contact Center

Cisco has announced plans to leverage recent AI acquisitions to usher in the next-generation contact center—one that uses AI and machine learning to foster deeper relationships between people and organisations. Cisco’s contact center portfolio is...

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Microsoft, Schlumberger and Chevron announce collaboration

September 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Microsoft, Schlumberger and Chevron announce collaboration

On 17 September 2019, Chevron, Microsoft and Schlumberger, at the SIS Global Forum 2019, announced the industry’s first three-party collaboration to accelerate the creation of innovative digital and petro-technical technologies. As part of this new...

120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

September 9, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Careers, Top StoriesComments Off on 120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

A study conducted by IBM has revealed that 12 of the largest economies will need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. The Institute for Business Value (IBV) study states that the time it takes to close a skills gap...

easyJet adds new voice search app feature

easyJet adds new voice search app feature

September 9, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on easyJet adds new voice search app feature

European airline, easyJet has announced that it will offer Speak Now, a feature on its app, which enables customers to search for flights using voice recognition technology. The new technology has been introduced in a bid to improve the customer experience...

80% of employers not worried about unethical use of AI

80% of employers not worried about unethical use of AI

September 6, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on 80% of employers not worried about unethical use of AI

A new Workplace Survey has found that 64 per cent of the employers expect their companies to be using AI or advanced automation by 2022 to support efficiency in operations, staffing, budgeting or performance, although only 25 per cent are using it now. The...

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 Off on Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

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...

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...