Chris Oosthuizen

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Tech experts and business owners call for collaboration and more input from stakeholders.

Artificial Intelligence is tough to define and 'terms and conditions' do apply, but companies in Africa that want to emerge as a data-driven AI-first …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence In Nigeria Is An Infant Space With Huge Potential

Since the 1950s when MIT computer scientist John McCarthy first coined the term “artificial intelligence”, the technology has grown in leaps and …

Artificial Intelligence

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

In the last few years, machine learning applications have quietly entered every aspect of life: social media to speech recognition, radiology to …

Machine Learning

South African learners use AI and Robotics to solve community problems

STE(A)M educational company, I-Innovate has brought another 21st Century learning programme to South Africa to open up opportunities in our …

Artificial Intelligence

AI: What it means for South African businesses

Vino Govender, Acting Chief Strategy Officer at Dark Fibre Africa. We are entering a new era, ruled ...

Artificial Intelligence

How a master’s program in machine intelligence is trying to close an African tech gap

The first dedicated master’s degree program for machine intelligence in Africa is launching in September with backing from tech leaders Google and …

Artificial Intelligence

How machine learning will revive radio in South Africa and beyond

Over the past decade, the dazzling rise of digitally-driven technologies has had a profound effect on almost every industry. Within the broad sphere …

Machine Learning

AI could be the ‘silver bullet’ to cybersecurity challenges

New research from ESET reveals that the recent hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Station free WiFi launches in Nigeria, and other announcements

Today at its second Google for Nigeria event, Google announced Google Station for Nigeria; a “program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi …

Africa

Universities ‘key to bridging global digital divide’ - University World News

Universities will be key in bridging new emerging 'digital divides' within countries and globally in the era of innovation driven by artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Ghana & Africa Need To Get Into The Artificial Intelligence Race

Several nations have already drawn their plans and reports on Artificial Intelligence(AI), Canada first published its AI plan in <i>March 2017.</i> China …

Artificial Intelligence

Why South Africa is not ready for an AI-powered future

As with key emerging technology trends such as Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been hailed as nothing short …

Artificial Intelligence

The bots are coming!

Auguste Coetzer, Signium Africa. If the media hype is to be believed, the robots may well be coming ...

Artificial Intelligence is the Future the Jetsons Told Us About

Industry experts sayAIisn’t going anywhere and travel agents who don’t invest in it will soon find they are in the minority. Ten to fifteen years …

Artificial Intelligence

Op-Ed: How Africa can embrace an artificial intelligence enabled future

<i>By:</i> <i>Zoaib Hoosen,</i> <i>Microsoft Managing Director</i><p>It’s no longer news that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial …

Artificial Intelligence

Farmers' pest control improves through SA drone technology

CAPE TOWN - Drone technology can help farmers reduce their reliance on chemicals to control pests on their crops by up to 30percent, resulting in …

Farming

Africa Rising: How The Continent Is On The Brink Of An AI Boom

There is an artificial intelligence awakening taking place in Africa and much of that success has been attributed to Google. The Silicon Valley-based …

South Africa

South African Aerial Data-analytics Startup Aerobotics Secures Series A From Nedbank And Others - WeeTracker

Cape Town-based aerial data analytics company, Aerobotics has secured approximately USD 2 Mn from Nedbank. The bank’s R 100 Mn Venture Capital fund, …

Venture Capital

Multilingual chatbots find their place in Africa

Craig Nel, Oracle mobile and cognitive experience leader for META. More and more businesses around t...

Artificial Intelligence

The three biggest AI challenges businesses face

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming pervasive in everyday life but many businesses still apply AI for the sake of AI, rather than for the sake …

Artificial Intelligence

How Africa Can Embrace an AI-enabled Future - Africa.com

<i>By:</i> <i>Zoaib Hoosen,</i> <i>Microsoft Managing Director.</i><p>It’s no longer news that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth …

Artificial Intelligence

'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

<b>Accra, Ghana (CNN) —</b> "Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time.<p>I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence meets industry in South Africa

When the machine learning renaissance started in 2013 – thanks to the development of new graphic processing units accelerating data processing by …

Machine Learning

The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence - How Cheaper Predictions Will Change The World

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a lot of things. It’s a game changer for business, it can enable humans to work smarter and faster than ever before, and it could potentially have a significant impact on economies and the labor market.<p>But at the root of it all – the function which gives AI value – …

Artificial Intelligence

Expert predicts 'AI nationalism' will change geopolitical landscape

The US and China are leagues ahead of any other country when it comes to AI technology. And it’s because they know how to prioritize their own programs. Rather than waste time discussing the dangers of AI with the UN, or crafting global policy, the two countries have become AI …

Artificial Intelligence

How Government Drives Innovation

Bill Janeway, co-founder of INET, has spent years working in venture capital. Sitting down with INET President Rob Johnson to discuss the new edition …

Can artificial intelligence boost global financial inclusion? - ImpactAlpha

<i>ImpactAlpha, May 21</i> – Artificial intelligence has a big role to play in extending financial services to the next billion customers. A wonky new …

China is exporting facial recognition software to Africa, expanding its vast database

For all the promise it holds for the future, artificial intelligence is still guilty of historic bias. Voice recognition software struggles with English accents that are not American or British and facial recognition can be guilty of racial profiling.<p>As this technology increasingly outpaces human …

Artificial Intelligence

Google is throwing its weight behind artificial intelligence for Africa

Africa’s nascent artificial intelligence sector just got its biggest boost from Google which is opening its first Africa AI research center in Accra, Ghana’s capital.<p>Though Accra has a vibrant tech industry, it would not have been the obvious location for many Africa tech watchers when compared …

Artificial Intelligence

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