The US blacklisted some of China's most valuable AI startups over human rights issues in a dramatic trade war escalation

2019-10-09 06:52

The US placed 28 Chinese companies on a trade blacklist on Monday, including three AI startups valued at over $1 billion.

Inside the science behind Elon Musk’s crazy plan to put chips in people’s brains

2019-10-06 09:41

Elon Musk has said he wants his neural tech company Neuralink to facilitate human "symbiosis with artificial intelligence."

Pope Francis warns Silicon Valley that if it isn't careful with AI it could lead to an 'unfortunate regression to a form of barbarism'

2019-10-01 18:10

The Pope invited tech execs and academics to the Vatican to discuss the moral implications of AI at a recent conference.

A former Google engineer warned that robot weapons could cause accidental mass killings

2019-09-16 18:15

Project Maven was Google's contract with the US Department of Defense to enhance its drones using AI.

#Frankfurt2019 | Audi reveals its epic off-roader with 1000Nm

2019-09-11 15:11

The Audi AI:TRAIL is a new breed of off-road machine and could very well herald the next influx of 4x4s.

France participates in AI Expo Africa

2019-08-31 16:43

AI Expo Africa 2019 will take place on September 4 and 5 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town.

'Your call is important to us…': How chatbots can build better contact centres

2019-08-09 18:00

Telcos are being forced to reinvent service delivery, says Emmanuelle Salon.

Computers are starting to track South African animal 'celebrities' and bring the bush into your lounge

2019-07-20 08:49

The AI may also eventually combat poaching and predict animal behaviour.

Elon Musk says he's tested his brain microchip on monkeys and it enabled one to control a computer with its mind

2019-07-17 20:20

During a Q&A, Elon Musk said Neuralink has begun testing its brain-computer interface technology on rats and monkeys.

Robots are rapidly on their way to taking 20 million manufacturing jobs, wiping out a chunk of the global workforce

2019-07-13 16:00

Robots will displace 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide, according to a new report from Oxford Economics.


What important innovation or idea is being overlooked today?

2019-10-09 06:02

Everyone wants an early glimpse of the next big thing, a peek into the future. So we went to Asia to ask some leading investors, financiers, and technology executives for their take on what the global herd doesn’t fully appreciate—yet.

Bruce Whitfield: Machines promise a ‘golden age’ for banking – and that is very bad news for bank employees

2019-10-03 10:33

200,000 jobs will go in the US the next decade, replaced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machines - South Africa is next.

A fake interview with Vladimir Putin demonstrates how convincing deepfakes could be created in real-time in just a matter of years

2019-09-21 16:16

The artist behind the Putin cameo said deepfakes could be "perfect and virtually undetectable" within a few years, but we're not quite there yet.

McDonald's bought an AI speech company to take human interaction out of drive-thrus

2019-09-12 11:11

Apprente builds AI for understanding and responding to human speech, which McDonald's plans to implement at its drive-thrus.

'If you can't beat them join them': Elon Musk says our best hope for competing with AI is becoming better cyborgs

2019-09-03 11:32

"We are already a cyborg," Musk said on stage with Alibaba chairman Jack Ma at an artificial intelligence conference in Shanghai on Thursday.

SA businesses still in their comfort zone when it comes to AI - expert

2019-08-14 07:25

There is a massive gap among SA businesses between understanding the impact of using technology and actually embracing technology, says Arthur Goldstuck of World Wide Worx.

Twitter acquired a startup for more than R320 million last quarter, and it's probably this London AI company

2019-08-01 12:17

Twitter spent the cash to acquire a startup for more than $20 million, and it won't say what it was.

A psychologist explains why everyone is obsessed with a new viral app that shows what you'll look like when you're old

2019-07-18 20:53

The app might have psychological effects, both good and bad, for the user, including perpetuating the downsides of being old.

Google protest leader leaves, warns of company's unchecked power

2019-07-16 21:21

Meredith Whittaker, who helped lead employee protests at Google over the search giant’s military work, artificial intelligence and policies, is leaving the company.

How AI beats humans at detecting cervical precancers

2019-07-11 11:50

Catching changes in the cervix early, when they're still easily treatable, could help save the lives of many women, according to new research.

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