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Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

May 20, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

The Cortex Group has launched Cortex Ventures will serve as Africa’s one-stop-shop for AI-focused start-ups and scale-ups seeking early or growth stage funding – coupled with the unique opportunity to tap into the Cortex Group’s technical advisory, AI-application development capabilities and co-working space. Dr Jacques Ludik, Cortex Group Founder and...

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Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

Cortex Group acquires Tesla Water’s water quality monitoring solution

May 13, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Cortex Group acquires Tesla Water’s water quality monitoring solution

Cortex Group, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused holding company, home to Cortex Logic has announced that it is in the process of signing a definitive agreement to acquire Tesla Water’s market-leading Water Quality Monitoring Solution – which...

Networks Unlimited Africa partners Indegy to protect industrial control systems from cyber threats

The always-on economy gives cloud data management trends a seat at the boardroom table

May 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on The always-on economy gives cloud data management trends a seat at the boardroom table

The digital transformation of today’s enterprises requires being able to operate in an ‘always on’ economy; offering instant service delivery for today’s modern consumers with their expectations of immediate fulfilment. With regards to both data...

The key difference between Artificial intelligence vs automation

The key difference between Artificial intelligence vs automation

May 6, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on The key difference between Artificial intelligence vs automation

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,...

Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

April 26, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

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...

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

April 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

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...

Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

The age of intelligence is the future of of data

April 17, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on The age of intelligence is the future of of data

The new age of intelligence is defined as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to improve enterprise efficiency in the era of big data. The goal is to increase the volume, velocity, and variety of data and thereby provide the...

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa

Google’s AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

April 16, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google’s AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

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....

Cortex Logic appoints Deon van Heerden as new CEO

April 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, PeopleComments Off on Cortex Logic appoints Deon van Heerden as new CEO

Cortex Logic has appointed Deon van Heerden as the new CEO. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software and Solutions company that helps businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era. We work across multiple business and industry domains...

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

April 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

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...

Artificial Intelligence trends that no one is talking about

Artificial Intelligence trends that no one is talking about

April 5, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Artificial Intelligence trends that no one is talking about

There are two artificial intelligence (AI) trends that will become a reality in 2019 – the rapid broadening of AI and its ability to create thousands of jobs – are not being widely spoken about. Xineoh CEO, Vian Chinner, explains how these trends can...

Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

March 30, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

Furthering its commitment to driving education in South Africa, Microsoft has partnered with AI in Townships to realise the DigiGirlz initiative which aims to help talented youth reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them...

Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

March 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019. Gartner highlighted the technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive...

Automation Anywhere expands operations to Africa

March 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Automation Anywhere expands operations to Africa

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...

Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

AI tech start-up, Cortex Logic, expands team

March 25, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, PeopleComments Off on AI tech start-up, Cortex Logic, expands team

South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider Cortex Logic is joined by Chief Operating Officer Mr Jacques De Kock as the company expands its team at new HQ Offices in Cape Town. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial...

Oracle adds AI capabilities for financial controls

Oracle adds AI capabilities to increase ERP Cloud’s market lead

March 24, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, FinanceComments Off on Oracle adds AI capabilities to increase ERP Cloud’s market lead

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...