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Your future doctor may be a robot – this is the rise of AI in medicine

February 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, HealthcareComments Off on Your future doctor may be a robot – this is the rise of AI in medicine

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 and smart speakers will ease...

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Artificial Intelligence: A CIO’s guide to AI’s promises and risks

February 12, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: A CIO’s guide to AI’s promises and risks

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...

Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

February 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

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...

South Africa: AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

Amazon defends facial recognition tool

February 6, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Amazon defends facial recognition tool

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...

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

Cortex Logic secures investment to grow business beyond Africa

February 5, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cortex Logic secures investment to grow business beyond Africa

South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider Cortex Logic secures growth investment to expand its reach to new clients in Europe & USA. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and solutions company...

Google’s next I/O developer conference will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA from May 7 to May 9.

Google’s I/O developer conference is coming up in May

January 28, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on Google’s I/O developer conference is coming up in May

Kicking off on the 7th of May, Google’s next I/O developer conference will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. The 2018 conference kicked off on the 8th of May. Every year, Google announces the date of this event by means of...

AI to enhance productivity in the workplace

January 25, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on AI to enhance productivity in the workplace

The landscape of the modern workplace is likely to be totally transformed in the coming years by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is increasingly making its way into the workplace, with virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and other forms of chatbots now...

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

January 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

The role and impact of AI made headlines last year, and this was most notable during major shopping dates. The Far East’s 24-hour shopping extravaganza saw Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba clock up a record US$31 billion in sales.1 It’s estimated...

Amazon launches conference on AI and robotics

January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon launches conference on AI and robotics

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...

Digital disruption transforms insurance

Digital disruption transforms insurance

January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digital disruption transforms insurance

According to Shingie Maramba, Business Development Manager at SilverBridge, South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience. “Even though...

SAIPA: Accountants Must Pioneer AI Solutions

SAIPA: Accountants must Pioneer AI Solutions

January 17, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on SAIPA: Accountants must Pioneer AI Solutions

There’s been much talk in the press about the robotisation of accounting and how artificial intelligence (AI) will inevitably make professional accountants obsolete. According to Faith Ngwenya, Technical and Standards Executive at the South African...

Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist

Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist

January 16, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist

The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis. Generations, new and old, are losing sleep over what and how human...

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ERP and the rise of the social customer

January 15, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on ERP and the rise of the social customer

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...

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

January 13, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

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...

Software AG appoints new executives

Software AG appoints new executives

January 11, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, PeopleComments Off on Software AG appoints new executives

Software AG has announced that Dr Wolfram Jost, who engineered Software AG’s digital transformation technology as the company’s Chief Technology Officer, will leave Software AG to pursue new opportunities. Dr Andreas Bereczky, Chairman of Software...

Tomorrow's intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

Tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

January 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

The world of enterprise IT is experiencing a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, according to a new report on “Future Systems” from Accenture. Companies need systems that are boundaryless, adaptable and radically human to thrive in...