Posts tagged as AI

White paper finds AI capable of doubling SA’s growth

While South Africa’s many challenges such as high unemployment and weak economic growth are multifaceted, and requires both public and private sector participation, the appropriate application of modern technologies can be an important part of solving many of these challenges, states the authors of a new whitepaper released by Accenture. Its authors believe that the […]

University of Pretoria formalises AI and machine learning research

MultiChoice South Africa and the University of Pretoria (UP) have entered into a partnership to develop and sustain scarce artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology skills in South Africa by establishing a fully-funded research chair of AI and ML at the University of Pretoria. The field of AI, and specifically machine and deep […]

Lessons learned from early AI projects

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner. The 2018 CIO Agenda Survey shows that 4% of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46% have developed plans to do so. Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite low levels. However, there is […]

The machines are coming. Are you ready?

Revolution is in the air, and it has nothing to do with President Zuma.  Industry disruptors are continuing to head our way in a series of waves; transforming the business world and rocking the comfort zones of established, successful organisations across all business sectors. No-one is immune. Following the enthusiastic embracing of Uber and Airbnb […]