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Posts Tagged ‘AI’

  • Connectivity is key

    Public-sector projects can benefit from high-speed connectivity

    August 18, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Public-sector projects can benefit from high-speed connectivity

    It has been 23 years since the first Pan-African Conference of Ministers of Public/Civil Service was held in Tangier. Since then there has been a lot of progress in the terms of public sector services on the continent. We need to celebrate the successes,...

  • Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite SA’s manufacturing sector

    The machines are coming: A rethink of Africa’s employment is needed

    August 10, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on The machines are coming: A rethink of Africa’s employment is needed

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution will dramatically reshape the world of work and force us to rethink our approach to our careers, our lives, and our aspirations. With a global market estimated to reach $70 billion by 2020, machine learning is driving...

  • Application models are critical to business growth

    Will apps be the embodiment of future healthcare?

    August 8, 2017 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Will apps be the embodiment of future healthcare?

    Today’s healthcare services face unprecedented pressure. Population growth, lifestyle choices and geographic disconnects are converging to yield often overwhelming complexities. Fortunately, tech and applications are starting to acquire an increasingly...

  • Top six security and risk management trends according to Gartner

    AI To Be In All Software By 2020- Gartner

    August 3, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on AI To Be In All Software By 2020- Gartner

    Market analyst firm, Gartner, predicts that Artificial Intelligence will be a constant in every software by 2020. In January 2016 the firm stated that the term “artificial intelligence” was not in the top 100 search terms on gartner.com...

  • AI, Talent Lifecycle, Management, High Attrition, Enviroment, Joel Stransky, Opinion

    Using AI to Manage the Talent Lifecycle in a High Attrition Environment

    August 2, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Using AI to Manage the Talent Lifecycle in a High Attrition Environment

    Technology-mediated disruption in the workplace has a powerful impact on both businesses and their employees. While this trend provides numerous opportunities for growth, it also poses challenges. Of major concern is the high attrition rate within the call...

  • Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

    ‘AI is not a buzzword’- GIBS

    July 28, 2017 • Top StoriesComments Off on ‘AI is not a buzzword’- GIBS

    Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) have launched a whitepaper on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to impact the macro environment. Themed “Responsible AI,” the whitepaper explores associated challenges and opportunities...

  • Sage, AI, Bots, social robots, robotification

    Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

    July 24, 2017 • Enterprise IT, GeneralComments Off on Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

    “Building chatbots and AI that helps our customers is the easy part – the wider questions that the rising tide of AI bring are broad and currently very topical. Because of this, we developed our AI within a set of guiderails, these are the core...

  • Sheba Valley- Ethiopia’s ‘Silicon Valley’

    July 20, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Sheba Valley- Ethiopia’s ‘Silicon Valley’

    Today tech sector innovations are popping up not only in California but in emerging markets such as Ethiopia. The US has Silicon Valley, Nigeria has its own Yabacon Valley and Kenya Silicon Savannah. Well, Ethiopia has Sheba Valley as its emerging tech hub....

  • Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

    AI and Analytics accelerate the pace of digital workplace transformation

    July 18, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on AI and Analytics accelerate the pace of digital workplace transformation

    Gaining a competitive advantage and improving business process should be among the top goals of any organisation’s digital transformation strategy, this is according to Dimension Data’s Digital Workplace Report: Transforming Your Business published...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    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...

  • The customer service journey of the future

    July 11, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on The customer service journey of the future

    In the movie Big Hero 6, the inflatable Baymax robot is a healthcare companion who can diagnose and suggest treatment based on the 10,000 medical procedures he has learnt, all within a two-second body scan. So, how far off are we from using such technology...

  • Why ethics must be at the heart of AI

    How AI is changing the world as we know it

    July 10, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on How AI is changing the world as we know it

    Imagine a world ruled by robots, where artificial intelligence is used to wield commercial influence and drive our daily decisions. Imagine if your every move was predictable, your behaviours easily anticipated, your world reduced to a set of probabilities....

  • Nigerian software start-up launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

    63% of banks believe AI will revolutionise finance industry

    June 22, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on 63% of banks believe AI will revolutionise finance industry

    Digital technology is reshaping the banking and insurance sectors at an unprecedented rate. Basic transactions in traditional banking continue to migrate from physical to digital channels and banks downsize their branch networks. In the insurance space,...

  • 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...

  • Spree introduces visual search tech

    June 8, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Spree introduces visual search tech

    Spree has launched an image search and similar style shopping app features. The online fashion retailer is the first  in Africa to offer innovative technology that identifies clothing or footwear seen in photos and images and finds users something similar in...

  • Artificial Intelligence – heading for The Cloud(s)

    June 2, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Artificial Intelligence – heading for The Cloud(s)

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud are making an impact in everyone’s business and personal lives. The sheer volume of data being generated daily, by billions across the globe, has accelerated the development of both, and prompted the need for them...