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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. The centre will also focus on enhancing Google...
Predictive analytics can save lives. Healthcare has always come with the fine balance of prioritising care and allocating scarce resources. Providers are faced with tough decisions about how long doctors or nurses see patients, who occupies their limited number of hospital beds, or how to distribute precious resources like...
Technological advancements in health IT have created tremendous possibility for improved efficiency and better interoperability, empowering patients to play a more dynamic role in their healthcare. Increased access to data that can predict health outcomes, and more effective analytical capabilities including artificial intelligence, create tremendous potential to solve some...
While an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage. To disrupt a market using omnichannel strategy businesses will need to turn to Artificial Intelligence (AI), this according to Andrea Tucker, Research and Development Head at e4. “AI...
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...
South Africa’s data analytics companies have advised that the retail community should adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as a business tool or perish. Dewald Lindeque, business development director at Moyo Business Advisory, a Centurion-based specialist business consultancy and big-data analytics house, said the limited introduction of AI in South Africa had...
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 Tanzania to vaccinating people in remote corners of Malawi. Facebook is applying the processing...
A simple gesture. A world built from accessible assets that drive human convenience and interaction. This is the future that’s powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), two of the planet’s hottest topic trends right now for a very good reason. They work. They are...
As the world's biggest militaries embrace artificial intelligence, Google says it will no longer be involved. In a set of principles laid out to guide its development of artificial intelligence, Google has announced it would not use artificial intelligence (AI) for weapons or to "cause or directly facilitate injury to...
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...
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...
As with many new technologies, there's currently a lot of speculation surrounding the application of facial recognition capabilities, such as Amazon Rekognition. The e-Commerce platform, has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against claims of racial and gender bias, following a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The study found that Amazon had...
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...
In a rapidly changing business environment, businesses are under pressure to not only comply with constantly changing regulations but also to modernize their processes and systems. The purpose is to help reduce compliance costs, improve efficiency and effectiveness, stay competitive and drive innovation whilst looking for better ways to...
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...
In the past, most business experts believed that there were simply too many situations, variables, and possibilities for companies to manage to effectively be able to automate their front-office processes and procedures. This was especially true for those processes and procedures that relied on human workers making decisions. Even when...
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