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These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for personal devices says Gartner

January 8, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for personal devices says Gartner

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual’s emotional state than his or her own family. AI is generating multiple disruptive forces that are reshaping the way we interact with personal technologies. “Emotion AI systems and...

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Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks .

Opera integrates artificial intelligence into news reading

December 20, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Opera integrates artificial intelligence into news reading

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...

Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

An Artificial Intelligence a day…

December 19, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on An Artificial Intelligence a day…

One of the greatest benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) to humankind is its influence on the medical field. “Powered by some of the most sophisticated technology, AI is assisting in improving medical diagnosis,” says Anton Jacobs, managing director...

Why ethics must be at the heart of AI

Artificial intelligence may be the white knight that will rescue retail sector

December 7, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial intelligence may be the white knight that will rescue retail sector

South Africa’s data analytics companies have advised that the retail community should adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as a business tool or perish. Dewald Lindeque, business development director at Moyo Business Advisory, a Centurion-based specialist...

These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

Artificial Intelligence – The opportunities for South African start-ups

December 1, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial Intelligence – The opportunities for South African start-ups

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, at its most simple, the use of massive amounts of complex data to develop machines that will one day think and act like humans. Opinions on whether that is a good or bad idea is as varied as the number of experts you ask and...

Why ethics must be at the heart of AI

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

November 22, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

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...

Changing landscape of Artificial intelligence

discussing the changing landscape of artificial intelligence

November 22, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Top StoriesComments Off on discussing the changing landscape of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence isn’t about to pick up the laundry and drive the car in for repairs, but it is shifting the goalposts for contact centres thanks to incredible growth in chatbot availability and capability. AI and the solutions it enhances has become...

5G, artificial intelligence and support for SMEs lead topics at opening of global ITU Telecom World 2017 conference

October 30, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on 5G, artificial intelligence and support for SMEs lead topics at opening of global ITU Telecom World 2017 conference

Innovative technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) featured prominently today as the doors opened for ITU Telecom World 2017, an international platform for accelerating information and...

Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

October 30, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

As we race towards an uncertain future, one thing’s for sure: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay. We cannot know exactly how it will reshape our work, our businesses, and our lives in general, but there are some fascinating and exciting potential...

Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

Artificial Intelligence: The new technologies powering South African business

October 6, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: The new technologies powering South African business

By next year, the number of businesses around the world using artificial intelligence (AI) in some aspect of their operations is expected to increase to 62 percent. Leading this trend are the South African organisations which are adopting smart technologies...

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Artificial Intelligence: Delivering value to the IoT strategy

October 4, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: Delivering value to the IoT strategy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the latest technology buzzwords, promising to deliver many benefits by connecting devices with sensors that transmit data via the Internet to a platform where this data is stored. The real value in IoT, however, is the...

The future of wealth management is in AI, according to report

Top 5 ways artificial intelligence can support your business

September 28, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 ways artificial intelligence can support your business

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...

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Will artificial intelligence replace our jobs?

July 13, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Will artificial intelligence replace our jobs?

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are about to revolutionise society in ways we cannot yet imagine. Many will welcome the possibilities brought about by the technological shake-up, but there is also growing uncertainty about...

Banks that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

June 27, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Finance, GeneralComments Off on How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

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...

Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

Artificial Intelligence’s Poker face – time to fold or call its bluff?

June 26, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Artificial Intelligence’s Poker face – time to fold or call its bluff?

Most of us get how a machine can beat a human at Jeopardy and Go. But what does it say about the learning capability of machines – which, by the way, is not fully understood – when a machine bluffs its way to victory in a game of Poker. Is it time to play...

Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

The Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence

June 14, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on The Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence

There are various definitions of Artificial Intelligence and it seems to be cropping up in just about every conversation these days. I like to think about it as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being the concept of machines’ ability to carry out tasks in an...