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Posts Tagged ‘AI’

  • Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

    April 21, 2017 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

    A human-computer brain interface company, Neuralink aims to help humans keep pace with the rapid advances in AI, and aims to achieve this by integrating AI with human consciousness. Neuralink’s technology will enable human use of AI as an additional...

  • AI in banking: The next piece in the digital puzzle

    April 13, 2017 • FinanceComments Off on AI in banking: The next piece in the digital puzzle

    What big banks of today have that places them at the forefront of the digital revolution is an overwhelming amount of data. Many traditional financial institutions have already created big data operations that incorporate technology, data science and...

  • Reputational risk of social media

    How AI is changing the world

    April 5, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on How AI is changing the world

    Major corporations are increasingly turning to smart machines to make their businesses more impactful and relevant to their customers. Gaining a global competitive edge is vital to the survival of any commercial entity, especially in a world of increasing...

  • Design Thinking: The X factor in your digital transformation

    April 3, 2017 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Design Thinking: The X factor in your digital transformation

    You may have heard about the sword of Damocles, hanging above its target by a single hair. It’s a metaphor often used to describe impending doom, yet this is not the actual meaning. The story goes that a servant was taken by all of a king’s wealth...

  • The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

    March 28, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

    The ‘fake news’ fad has recently hit the South African shores and echoes across the media precinct. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. These fake news articles are...

  • Healthcare will become digitised by 2030, experts predict

    African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

    March 24, 2017 • Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

    Sophia Genetics a health technology company unveiled the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA Artificial Intelligence into their workflow at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) in...

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    Amazon brings AI voice assistant to iPhone

    March 17, 2017 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon brings AI voice assistant to iPhone

    Amazon has announced an integration of Alexa, a artificial intelligence voice assistant to it’s main shopping app on iPhone. The assistant controls smart home, plays music or Kindle books, answers questions, checks the news and weather, and take...

  • PoPI requires effective data management structures

    IoT adoption puts focus on availability

    February 20, 2017 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT adoption puts focus on availability

    South African companies are preparing themselves for more widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business and improve their operations in 2017. Despite the potential this holds across consumer and business segments,...

  • Take action or face the consequences says Forrester

    February 16, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Take action or face the consequences says Forrester

    According to Forrester, 2017 will be a year of action. While the company has advised a strong focus on technology to improve customer experience, it has also warned that trying to play catch-up with early technology movers could spell disaster for companies...

  • Reputational risk of social media

    Making retail work with Machine Learning

    February 15, 2017 • RetailComments Off on Making retail work with Machine Learning

    According to UN statistics, a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of fresh food is lost or wasted worldwide every year. This amounts to a third of all food produced for human consumption. In many cases the food is still within the suggested “sell-by” and...

  • How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

    February 15, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

    Having survived the turmoil of a gruelling 2016, South African business owners and managers are now turning their attention to sales and marketing. There is a mood of cautious optimism, particularly amongst small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that have...

  • Opinion: Taking customer experience to the next level

    November 23, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on Opinion: Taking customer experience to the next level

    Digital transformation is changing the way banks talk to customers, but forward-looking financial institutions in the region are looking at how they can deploy artificial intelligence and automation to transform the customer experience, says Danny Drew,...

  • How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

    October 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

    The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing maturity of cloud-based business software promise to dramatically change the role of the accountant over the next five to 10 years. Savvy professionals should already be reskilling themselves in...

  • Eight technologies executives should absolutely consider

    September 7, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Eight technologies executives should absolutely consider

    PwC has identified the Internet of Things alongside virtual reality and 3D printing, as one of the eight essential technologies that C-suite executives “should” absolutely consider. In its report, Tech breakthroughs megatrend, PwC evaluated more than 150...

  • 40 percent of CIOs are planning to deploy Artificial Intelligence says Gartner

    Will Artificial Intelligence disrupt business?

    July 5, 2016 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Artificial Intelligence disrupt business?

    The once-futuristic predictions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the world are becoming reality. Legendary futurist Ray Kurzweil has imagined advanced technology delivering everything from computerised brain chips to near-total automation of...

  • Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

    June 9, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

    After a slow start in South Africa, cloud adoption is picking up fast, following global trends in which spend on cloud services is rapidly doubling and even tripling. According to IDC, spend on public cloud services will grow from around $70 billion in 2015...