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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...
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...
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. In fact, 46 per cent of South African companies reveal that they are already...
In Wuhan, China, when the rate of coronavirus infection was at its highest, doctors were able to use an AI algorithm to scan the lungs of thousands of patients. The algorithm in question, developed by Axial AI, analyses CT imagery in seconds. It is able to declare whether a patient...
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...
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 Svetlana Sicular, research vice president at Gartner. "As AI technology evolves, the combined human and...
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...
The Cold War period fostered all sorts of technological advancements, whereas in contemporary times the more technologically advanced the world we have the more cybersecurity is at risk. Combining the quality of artificial intelligence (AI) with cybersecurity, security experts have extra assets to guard helpless systems and information against...
South Africa is believed to be the first country in the world to award a patent to an invention created by an artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, a new interlocking food and beverage container based on fractal geometry has been awarded a patent by SA's Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)....
The IAB SA has launched an exciting new series of strategically aligned events for the digital industry. Held in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group, the series will give the industry smart, actionable and meaningful insights to make better digital decisions that are rooted in global best...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud are making an impact in everyone’s business and personal lives. The sheer volume of data being generated daily, by billions across the globe, has accelerated the development of both, and prompted the need for them to be put to best use - collaboratively. At...
AI is often confused with automation, yet the two are fundamentally different. The key difference is that AI mimics human intelligence decisions and actions, while automation focuses on streamlining repetitive, instructive tasks according to Dr Mark Nasila, FNB’s Chief Analytics Officer for Consumer Banking. ‘Automation has been around for some...
Oracle has extended the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud. The latest machine learning-based innovations include an expense reporting assistant, project management digital assistant, advanced financial controls and project-driven supply chain management. "Oracle continues to deliver on the...
People now trust robots more than themselves to manage their finances, according to a new study by Oracle and personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi. The study of more than 9,000 consumers and business leaders in 14 countries found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial anxiety, sadness, and fear among...
Opera, the developer of popular Opera Mini and Opera browsers, announced that the number of monthly active users (MAUs) of its newsreader service has exceeded 100 million as of November 2017. This marks growth from two million to more than 100 million monthly active readers in less than one...
Globally, healthcare organisations have accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) with the ones still implementing frameworks planning to go live within 24 months. Hardly surprising given the improved consumer engagement that results from the technology. But more than that, the challenging economic climate is seeing healthcare organisations looking for better...
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