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On Thursday, IBM an international tech company, announced IBM z16, a Telum processor that allows clients to infuse AI inferencing for real-time insights. This innovation is designed to enable clients to analyse real-time transactions, at scale -- for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, healthcare, and financial transactions. IBM z16...
The government of Rwanda has announced the launch of the Centre of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), the first of its kind to be formally launched in Africa, according to Borge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum (WEF), who spoke at the centre's launch. The WEF partnered with...
Artificial Intelligence has become so integrated into the technology stack that it goes largely unnoticed. When you take a picture with a newer iPhone, for instance, the phone collects a couple of frames and analyses it at the pixel level to identify what is in the scene and balance...
On Thursday a Cape Town-based edtech startup, Mindjoy, launched a track that teaches kids to code Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) programs, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3. Mindjoy says that the 'Get Creative with Artificial Intelligence' series of its projects allows kids to explore AI and Machine Learning in...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are terms used to describe machines with human-like abilities, or the simulation of natural intelligence in machines, that is programmed to learn and mimic the actions of humans. While this often brings to mind the walking, talking, humanoid robots of science fiction, the reality currently...
Resilience and reliability are more important than ever in the power generation and utility sector. As organizations look to digital transformation to reduce risk in today, they’re discovering the benefits predictive analytics can bring to their operations, says David Thomason, Industry Principal – Power Generation at AVEVA. Power generation companies...
When business leaders come to picking the right AI project for their company, this often boils down to having the right ingredients and knowing how to combine them. Almost every functional AI system today works through some manner of rules that are encoded in the system and effectively hold...
With digital transformation picking up faster than ever before in the business landscape, most organisations today employ a mix of business tools to run their operations across sales, marketing, finance, HR, etc. More often than not, all of these tools include a reporting module that displays department-specific data records...
Baidu and IDC jointly launched China's first White Paper on AI's Contribution to Achieving the "Dual Carbon" Goals in 2021 on December 29. The white paper estimates that AI-related technologies will contribute to reducing more than 35 billion tons of carbon emissions from now to 2060. With the title of "Smart Carbon...
Like so many other industries, logistics and supply chain management have had to evolve rapidly over the past year to reflect not only the latest technologies, but also meet the changing demand from stakeholders for more intelligently-driven solutions. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a vital asset in this regard. As...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a widely spread concept today mainly used to automate several business processes. From education to fitness, AI is now spreading like a wildfire to make services more accessible for users. Relatively, chatbots are also now witnessing rapid growth in their adoption by corporates, big or...
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...
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