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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is preparing to set in motion a plan to use artificial intelligence (AI) to combat insider trading and other transgressions by listed companies, curving clandestine activities and corporate crookery, reports the Business Times. JSE CEO, Leila Fourie says the stock exchange was “investing heavily in...
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...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the many digital disruptions that poses unique opportunities and risks to all parts of business, including payroll, says Lavine Haripersad, vice chairman of the South African Payroll Association (SAPA). In America over 550 start-ups raised around $5-billion in funding to incorporate AI as a...
Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI...
Automation Anywhere, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced the expansion of its operations in Africa and (Rest of the World) ROW countries, with plans to open an office in Johannesburg. To lead the company's expansion, Sriram Narayanan has been appointed Regional Sales Director and will spearhead operations in Africa 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...
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has for decades been the subject of science fiction and fantasy films. But we’ve come a long way since ‘Skynet’. Only a few months ago, Facebook deactivated a chatbot project, as the bots had developed their own language to communicate with each other, making them redundant to...
Kicking off day 2 on Tuesday, 11 June at Cisco Live US 2019 currently taking place in San Diego, California, the company revealed that it is unifying its portfolio in a bid to improve user collaboration. It was announced that popular application Jabber will now look and feel like Webex...
According to the 2019 Gartner CIO Survey, CIOs has identified chatbots as the main AI-based application used in their enterprises. The study found that more organisations are investing in chatbot development and deployment. "There has been a more than 160 per cent increase in client interest around implementing chatbots and...
Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs. It’s clear that an AI future is already here, with chatbots and home assistants making the present almost as advanced...
Nigerian firms that offer extensive customer support on their platforms are eagerly snapping up chatbot solutions to improve Customer Experience (CX) and drive down costs. This technology is becoming simpler, cheaper to deploy, and can be integrated across various chat channels. Chatbots are rapidly changing the game for many businesses,...
Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner, Inc. "The story of data and analytics keeps evolving, from supporting internal decision making to continuous intelligence, information products and...
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...
Users' trust in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions is plummeting as incidents of irresponsible privacy breaches and data misuse keep occurring. Despite rising regulatory scrutiny to combat these breaches, Gartner predicts that, by 2023, 75 per cent of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic, privacy...
On 17 September 2019, Chevron, Microsoft and Schlumberger, at the SIS Global Forum 2019, announced the industry's first three-party collaboration to accelerate the creation of innovative digital and petro-technical technologies. As part of this new collaboration, the three companies will work together to build Azure-native applications in the DELFI cognitive...
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...
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