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Renting a car can be a time-consuming process. You have to go to the rental agency, wait for the attendant to fill out the leasing forms, which you must then check and sign before even getting sight of the keys. It’s a hassle and that’s even when you remember...
Last year, research by Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) posited that artificial intelligence (AI) had the potential to double the growth rate of the South African economy and boost rates of profitability by an average of 38 percent by 2035. This is great news for...
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...
Innovative technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) featured prominently today as the doors opened for ITU Telecom World 2017, an international platform for accelerating information and communication technology (ICT) innovations and partnerships. The event runs 25-28 September and aims to fast-track economic...
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...
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 through training has increased...
AI Expo Africa is building the largest inclusive Pan-African AI Community to lead the 4th Industrial Revolution on the continent. The Expo & Conference to be held on the 9th to 11th of September 2018, will showcase African AI talent and provide free skills development workshops from the likes of...
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...
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 currently used by 3M+ agents across 30,000+ different enterprises globally. Talent and technology Cisco acquired...
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 learning capabilities which will allow IT teams to function at...
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...
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...
The phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or AI typically brings to mind images of intelligent humanoid robots performing tasks instead of people. However, while robotics is an important branch of AI, it is by no means the only aspect of this science. AI has far wider-spread applications, which are already being experienced...
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...
The once-futuristic predictions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the world are becoming reality. Legendary futurist Ray Kurzweil has imagined advanced technology delivering everything from computerised brain chips to near-total automation of industries, and we already see the signs that AI will ultimately change the way we live...
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 artificial intelligence (AI) division focusing on Merlynn’s Tacit Object Modeller (TOM). “Given the...
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