In a move designed to enhance decision-making and provide its clients with an innovative way of embracing the latest technology innovations, SilverBridge, a provider of insurance software solutions for the African financial services industry, has launched its artificial intelligence (AI) division focusing on Merlynn’s Tacit Object Modeller (TOM). “Given the...
Decentralized AI technology company, SingularityNET and Cisco announced on Monday, 23 September 2019, that they are set to collaborate on developing applied Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) technologies. SingularityNET’s AGI solutions- which include a variety of deep neural net technology for vision, language and other data learning as well as a...
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...
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...
A study conducted by IBM has revealed that 12 of the largest economies will need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. The Institute for Business Value (IBV) study states that the time it takes to close a skills gap through training has increased...
European airline, easyJet has announced that it will offer Speak Now, a feature on its app, which enables customers to search for flights using voice recognition technology. The new technology has been introduced in a bid to improve the customer experience and offer travellers a way to find the flights...
A new Workplace Survey has found that 64 per cent of the employers expect their companies to be using AI or advanced automation by 2022 to support efficiency in operations, staffing, budgeting or performance, although only 25 per cent are using it now. The survey further states that in spite...
The availability of higher computational, storage and networking capabilities, means that the amount of data being transferred are increased proportionately has resulted in the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to derive insights that drive business decision-making. This is according to Sabelo Dlamini, Senior Research and Consulting Manager at...
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...
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...
Nokia is hosting a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria. Nokia will present how this technology can benefit telecom operators, enterprises including the public sector and individuals. The company...
The insurance industry is synonymous with outdated processes, tedious paperwork and slow turnaround times. However, there’s one company that’s attempting to digitally transform their organisation in order to better serve customers. That company is life insurance provider, 1Life.  IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity to chat with Anton...
A study conducted by Gartner reveals that 59 per cent of organisations say that they have AI deployed today. The Gartner "AI and ML Development Strategies" study was conducted via an online survey in December 2018 with 106 Gartner Research Circle Members – a Gartner-managed panel composed of IT and...
NEC XON has announced that it will be providing the first AI-powered wireless LAN (WLAN) solution in Africa which will enable the company to provide automated insights across the network stack while saving time and simultaneously improving network performance. The solution is based on technology from Mist Systems, a Juniper...
A young South African entrepreneur aims to use a robot to teach children how to build new robots. RD9 Solutions is a start-up company created by Tyrone van Balla. van Balla and his business partner Ridhaa Benefeld aim to build robots and use them as educational tools. Together, they...
Israeli startup, NeuroBlade, has raised over $27 million to scale its workforce and ramp up its marketing efforts in order to bring the first generation of its AI chip to the market. The deployment and use of AI are still limited by factors such as size, price, throughput or performance...
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