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#SiemensFABRIC inspires business in Alexandra Township

South Africa:#SiemensFABRIC inspires business in Alexandra Township

December 17, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa:#SiemensFABRIC inspires business in Alexandra Township

The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function. Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society. Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women Enterprise, to create proudly South Africa merchandise using a data visualization of Alexandra. Data...

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Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

Tunisia trains drone pilots for agricultural purposes

December 17, 2018 • General, North AfricaComments Off on Tunisia trains drone pilots for agricultural purposes

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on...

How artificial intelligence is starting to impact on your everyday life

How artificial intelligence is starting to impact on your everyday life

December 16, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on How artificial intelligence is starting to impact on your everyday life

The term ‘artificial intelligence’ has become somewhat of a buzzword in the past few years. But does this emerging technology have any tangible benefits for the everyday consumer? It’s a term cloaked in mystery, awe, and misunderstanding, and not much...

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple to build new campus in Austin worth $1 bn

December 15, 2018 • Company News, GeneralComments Off on Apple to build new campus in Austin worth $1 bn

On Thursday, 13 December 2018 , Apple unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas that will create jobs for the tech giant outside Silicon Valley, a move made without the fanfare of the recent Amazon headquarters bidding war. The new campus which will be...

Reflections on The Impact of AI on the workforce

Reflections on The Impact of AI on the workforce

December 15, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Reflections on The Impact of AI on the workforce

During the “Towards a good AI society” Summit that was held on November 6-7 at the European Parliament in Brussels, I had the pleasure to sit on a panel under the theme “Workforce and the Digital Industry”. The objective was to discuss the potential...

Virgin Galactic reaches for the stars

Virgin Galactic reaches for the stars

December 14, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (1)

SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space. 🚀🌎 pic.twitter.com/tHHNSlkrd0 — Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) December 13, 2018 Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic recently had a successful test flight, flying to the edge of space and back at a height of...

Promoting Pan-African growth and development with cryptocurrency

Promoting Pan-African growth and development with cryptocurrency

December 14, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments Off on Promoting Pan-African growth and development with cryptocurrency

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges First 200,000 Wallets to Receive 50 Free AFROs AFRO...

AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

December 14, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

Leading agricultural services company AFGRI Group Holdings and specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies are proud to announce the conclusion of a joint-venture (JV) agreement. The relationship between the two companies began in...

Top 10 consumer trends for 2019 according to Ericsson

Top 10 consumer trends for 2019 according to Ericsson

December 13, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 consumer trends for 2019 according to Ericsson

The eighth edition of the ConsumerLab trend report by Ericsson represents predictions of 34 million early technology adopters. The 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2019 evaluates consumer thoughts and predictions on near-future technology including AI, VR, 5G and...

Turning smart meters into water leak detectors

Turning smart meters into water leak detectors

December 11, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Turning smart meters into water leak detectors

Water leaks are becoming a significant cause for concern with municipalities desperately trying to conserve more water while attempting to decrease the amount of clean water that is being wasted through burst water pipes. Old infrastructure, metal pipes...

Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

December 10, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

Information Technology (IT) experts have called for a collaboration between policymakers in the government, private sector players, civil society and academic researchers to ensure that Nigeria explores the ongoing digital transformation across the globe,...

SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

December 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

South African and African sports teams gained access to the same technology used by the German football team in their successful bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the launch of SAP Sports One in Johannesburg on Friday. The launch was attended by delegates...

Top 5 IT trends that will redefine businesses in 2019

Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

Until now, our industry has spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically, without providing a clear picture of how these powerful new innovations will be used. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately...

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Angola Implements IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

December 7, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Angola Implements IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

Angola has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through a “data hub” — National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop-shop for essential...

WATCH: Intel launches AI-powered wheelchair controlled by facial movements

December 6, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on WATCH: Intel launches AI-powered wheelchair controlled by facial movements

On Monday, November 3 we celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In part of the celebration, technology company Intel revealed the Wheelie 7 kit, technology that allows motorized wheelchairs to be driven with facial expressions. In...

Why the human ear is still better at transcribing than Siri

Why the human ear is still better at transcribing than Siri

December 5, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Why the human ear is still better at transcribing than Siri

Despite an improvement in accuracy of 80% over the last decade, human-driven transcription solutions are still more accurate than AI solutions. In recent years, the quality in artificial intelligence-driven transcription services has improved considerably....