Microsoft has given up 'significant sales' over concerns that the customer will use AI for evil, says a top scientist

2018-04-15 10:02

Microsoft says that "its commitment to human rights" is sufficient cause to turn away a customer.

Too much sun could wreak havoc on driverless cars

2018-03-18 15:59

Self-driving cars are still working to master the snow. But it turns out that excessive sun can also pose a problem for the coming wave of robot drivers.

Saving ourselves in the era of Artificial Intelligence

2018-03-11 11:20

Whether we like it or not, society is at the cusp of big change and all predictions spell the end of our existence as we currently know humanity to be. The key words here are: “as we currently know humanity to be’.

Robots could cut 3 000 jobs at Nedbank

2018-03-04 06:00

Software robots might see Nedbank possibly do away with 3 000 employees, which would happen through natural attrition, says Nedbank chief information officer Fred Swanepoel.

New 'emotional' robots aim to read human feelings

2018-01-12 22:00

The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability...

Massive data centres, AI to lead 2018 trends - expert

2017-12-12 21:15

Hyperscale cloud data centres, Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will shape the technology industry in 2018, according to computer manufacturer Dell EMC.

A robot-run megacity – technological wonder or horror?

2017-12-01 15:01

Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify in order to become less reliant on oil. Its answer to this dilemma – an automated, highly advanced metropolis – may not be as utopian as its backers believe.

Facebook trains AI to help prevent suicides

2017-11-28 22:30

Facebook says it is stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify users of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide.

Trigger warning - South Park switches on digital assistants by saying 'Alexa'

2017-10-04 17:55

Animated TV show South Park’s latest episode has activated the artificial intelligence (AI) assistant Amazon Echo in the real world.

Artificial intelligence will change our world

2017-09-24 06:00

In preparation for the digital upheaval that will define our work and lifestyles, the healthcare and banking sectors are coming up with nifty innovation tools.


France prepares €1.5bn push to foster AI research

2018-03-29 22:00

President Emmanuel Macron is to unveil a bold plan to make France a centre of reference for artificial intelligence research, in a field dominated by US and Chinese players.

Human collaboration key for business AI adoption

2018-03-11 12:21

As the world launches into the era of industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, many businesses are looking to various technological innovations and advancements to remain competitive.

AI's dirty little secret

2018-03-05 18:47

There's a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It's powered by an army of real people.

Digital age: Schools must adapt

2018-03-02 13:43

If humans are to compete against artificial intelligence for jobs, schooling needs to change to emphasise soft skills, problem-solving and life-long learning.

Smart robot falls dumb as LG touts 'connected life'

2018-01-09 19:52

A cute, table-top robot packed with digital smarts fell dumb on stage at an LG Electronics event touting "connected" lifestyles where machines obey spoken commands and anticipate needs.

WATCH: Pole-dancing robot takes centre stage

Artificial Intelligence continues to give us a sneak peek into a future where robots live among humans. A video of a robot pole dancing in heels has gone viral, with some viewers supporting its creation, and others opposing it. Watch.

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The case for technological optimism

2017-11-29 10:56

Despite rapid technological innovation, growth in labour productivity is falling. But some economists argue it is too early to determine how artificial intelligence and machine learning will shape our lives.

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

2017-10-08 15:34

News organisations will soon need to adapt to artificial intelligence, augmented reality and automated journalism and find ways to connect beyond the smartphone, a new report shows.

Sneak peek: What Huawei's Mate 10 with AI looks like

2017-10-03 06:05

Leaked images of Chinese manufacturer Huawei’s soon-to-be released Mate 10 device with artificial intelligence have surfaced online.

Machine learning could soon diagnose cancer earlier

2017-09-21 08:23

Machine learning - making computers perform functions without specific programming - could be used to diagnose cancer earlier through advanced deep learning, says an expert.

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