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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...
Initially viewed as a platform simply for communication and engagement between users, social media has developed way beyond a means of just sharing and connecting with friends and family. Now, social media is also one of the most effective ways for businesses to reach its market and find new...
IT and business leaders are often confused about what artificial intelligence (AI) can do for their organisations and are challenged by several AI misconceptions. Gartner, Inc. said IT and business leaders developing AI projects must separate reality from myths to devise their future strategies. "With AI technology making its way into the organisation,...
Machine learning and AI are becoming necessary in today’s complicated IT environment, causing CIOs to figure out how to use them so IT pros and business both benefit. A chatbot that answers consumers' questions and directs them to the appropriate place or person is a common example of artificial intelligence (AI), and...
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...
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...
The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number...
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...
Artificial Intelligence gets a bad rap in pop culture. Movies like Terminator (with its rebellious Skynet) and 2001 (with its murderous HAL 9000) portray a future where the robots get smart, and conclude that it is in their interests to try and destroy mankind. But the truth about AI is...
On Thursday, 17 January Amazon announced plans to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies. There's a reason why Amazon may want to bring thinkers in these spaces together. Reports from last year suggested...
A new kind of doctor has entered the exam room, but doesn’t have a name. In fact, these doctors don’t even have faces. Artificial intelligence has made its way into hospitals around the world. However, according to an NHS report on the pending technological “revolution” in healthcare, robots, artificial intelligence...
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...
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...
Happy New Year! January 2019 is halfway through, however the industry is already buzzing. During the course of the week Microsoft unveiled some of the new date release of its data centres. The CES 2019 also took place from the 8 – 11 January, the conference brought the latest tech...
The University of Johannesburg (UJ)'s Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a tech-driven toolkit to assist healthcare practitioners to monitor and diagnose patients, reports IT Web. The device is named e-mutakalo, the Tshivenda word for "Health". The new smart toolkit collects, processes and analyses real-time vital signs. UJ says that this...
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...
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