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Posts Tagged ‘AI’

  • Time, comfort, and connection: The root of future devices

    Artificial Intelligence: Moving us from personal computers to personilised computing

    February 23, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: Moving us from personal computers to personilised computing

    If you were around in the 1980s when the first PCs appeared, you’ll remember how we marvelled at the fact that devices that previously filled entire rooms now sat on our desks. For the next three decades or so, we saw impressive evolutions of that original...

  • These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

    Artificial Intelligence: Your bot will see you now

    February 20, 2018 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: Your bot will see you now

    Next time you contact your insurer there is a good chance that you will be dealing with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Insurers are starting to use intelligent computers to give advice and speed up the process of buying insurance and paying claims. Virtual...

  • Tomorrow's intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

    Study: South African businesses lag behind global peers in leveraging technology

    February 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: South African businesses lag behind global peers in leveraging technology

    According to Accenture Technology Vision 2018, South African businesses wanting to leverage the power of technology to transform themselves into intelligent enterprises that can integrate into people’s daily lives must embrace five key trends. This year’s...

  • These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

    Can learnings from early projects give CIOs a head start with AI technologies?

    February 13, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Can learnings from early projects give CIOs a head start with AI technologies?

    CIOs are struggling to accelerate deployment of artificial intelligence (AI). A recent Gartner survey of global CIOs found that only 4% of respondents had deployed AI. However, the survey also found that one-fifth of the CIOs are already piloting or...

  • These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

    Adding intelligence to the property game

    February 12, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Adding intelligence to the property game

    Much discussed as a revolutionary technology of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already having an impact in the present, reshaping the way work is carried out across a range of industries, from manufacturing to customer service. One of the niche...

  • A 3 step approach to putting blockchain into practice

    Chatbots to be the differentiator as South African business goes digital

    February 2, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Chatbots to be the differentiator as South African business goes digital

    From being little more than the stuff of science fiction movies from not so long ago, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) has progressed at a rapid rate. The one area where its presence is being felt is through the number of organisations turning to...

  • Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

    Breakthroughs in AI will make your smartphone even smarter in 2018

    January 30, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Breakthroughs in AI will make your smartphone even smarter in 2018

    More and more smartphone users are using virtual assistants such as Google Assistant to enhance their mobile experiences. These voice-powered artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced assistants are making it easier and faster to gain access to a wide range of...

  • Trends that redefined contact centre technology in 2017

    Trends that redefined contact centre technology in 2017

    January 24, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Trends that redefined contact centre technology in 2017

    At the end of any year, it is wise to look forward to the year ahead, and to use the knowledge gleaned from the previous year to predict some of the business trends and influences that will impact on the economy. 1. Fibre South Africans are finally having...

  • Local companies are increasingly using more advanced mobile software

    New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

    January 24, 2018 • Lists, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

    2018 is fast approaching; businesses are busy anticipating what the new year will bring in terms of industry developments, growing trends, and hidden surprises. Carmen Carey, CEO of software testing and performance monitoring company Apica, gives her five...

  • CES 2018

    CES 2018: LG unveils ThinQ for its AI initiatives

    January 10, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on CES 2018: LG unveils ThinQ for its AI initiatives

    LG Electronics has announced the creation of the ThinQ brand to identify all of its 2018 home appliances, consumer electronics and services that utilise artificial intelligence (AI). According to the company, LG ThinQ products and services will all have the...

  • Global IT spending to grow 6.2 percent in 2018, says Gartner

    Citrix announces technology predictions for 2018

    January 10, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix announces technology predictions for 2018

    As we start the new year, it is time to look at new ways of working in 2018. As the predictions came in, an overarching theme emerged: The concept of how we work is changing dramatically and is largely driven by the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and...

  • Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

    Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

    January 9, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

    2018 will be another year where cloud services are at the forefront of all discussion at boardroom level as the amount of data and the need to analyse that data continues to grow at an alarming rate. With this in mind Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud...

  • AI: EVIL OR AVATAR?

    AI: Evil or Avatar?

    January 8, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on AI: Evil or Avatar?

    You don’t have to be a sci-fi wizard to remember Avatar. The 2009 fantasy blockbuster was equally entrancing for trekkies and school teachers alike. In the epic science fiction film, writer and director James Cameron envisioned a new world inhabited by an...

  • Five reasons why Artificial Intelligence needs Women

    A look at what’s next for AI around the world

    December 20, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on A look at what’s next for AI around the world

    2017 was a breakout year for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Despite repeated attempts to sensationalise AI over the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented gains in mainstream understanding of AI-driven technologies. People have begun to grasp the impact of...

  • Top tips on how to secure your data and devices while working in public

    Disruptive innovation? What disruptive innovation?

    December 19, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Disruptive innovation? What disruptive innovation?

    The hotel room of the future is likely to be a combination of the high-tech and high-touch. EHL’s YU Virtual video highlights the former, with virtual reality creating the ambience we want in our hotel room. And what then of artificial intelligence (AI) and...

  • Global IT spending to grow 6.2 percent in 2018, says Gartner

    Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

    December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

    2017 has seen a number of disruptive technologies emerge and become the topics of discussion around boardroom tables all over the world. Technologies such as AI, cloud and the blockchain have become integral parts of companies plans to the future. With all...