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Bringing AI to the Data Center

It’s time to bring AI to the Data Center. SA Businesses especially those involved in Data Center management should start adopting and embracing AI now if they still want to continue to be relevant. Jim Holland, Country Manager for Data Center Group, Lenovo Southern Africa, explains the importance and benefits bringing AI to the Data Center. Artificial intelligence (AI) is front and center for many... »

Will the robots take over?

Will the robots take over?

“Robots will harvest, cook, and serve our food. They will work in our factories, drive our cars, and walk our dogs. Like it or not, the age of work is coming to an end,” – Gary Scott, Futurist. A good pharmacist should have certain qualities. They should be friendly, efficient, knowledgeable on a wide range of medications and their contraindications and be organised. But do they need to be human? ... »

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Human Beings, Artificial Intelligence and Robots to represent the new workforce of 2028

When driving to the office, Marie, CIO of a large bank in France, often has this quote from Bill Gates on her mind: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” This morning the thought is particularly persistent. Her company has recently embarked on a digital trans... »


How is the shortage of skills holding back your data revolution?

The scale, scope and complexity of change that comes along with the today’s technological revolution is unlike anything we’ve seen before. The potential for advancement is made exponentially larger by emerging technology breakthroughs that continue in fields like Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Underpinning these technologies is data. It is data that is the... »

Retail sector

Taking a more practical approach to technology in the Retail sector

We’re talking about the future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality, and automated drone delivery. We’re talking about beacons and smart mirrors and geolocation services. But really, the retail technology conversation needs to be happening at a more practical and immediate level. In South Africa, the bulk of purchasing power is in the hands of lower- Living Standard Measure... »

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Artificial intelligence: The good, the bad and the unknown

I hit a bird with my car the other day. I felt terrible. I don’t know why I felt that way. Some people might not be at all affected by the death of a bird. Why is that? What makes us respond the way we do in certain situations? What makes us think and act the way we do? The short answer is: No one knows for sure. No one understands exactly how the human brain works or what quantifies intelligence.... »

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It’s time to re-evaluate the future of thinking

Can a thought be automated? Is it possible to influence someone’s pattern of reasoning? You are probably contemplating right now how to improve business performance and maintain operational equipment. Think again. With the augmentation of artificial intelligence (AI) and smarter ways in which apps will digitally disrupt our human conscience, now is the time to re-evaluate the future of thinking. G... »

Machine Learning

Dark Fibre Africa discusses the robot revolution

Machine learning is going to fundamentally alter our world for the better, improving healthcare, the manufacturing industry and assisting in the prediction of supply and demand levels across a plethora of industries. For those who are into science fiction, the term ‘machine learning’ immediately conjures up images of computers taking over the world, either to send murderous terminators from the fu... »

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Artificial Intelligence – heading for The Cloud

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 to be put to best use – collaboratively. At its most basic level, AI leverages the ability to use historical data and identify patterns, ... »

Bots Artificial Intelligence

Will bots ever take over the world of customer service?

Driverless cars, 3D printers and smart homes have arrived, and nobody is surprised any longer about pronouncements that artificial intelligence has come close to matching human capabilities, even surpassing it in some ways. Still, there are certain areas of life and business where the human touch will arguably always have a place over robotics – “bots” for short. Customer service – or ... »

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