Artificial intelligence will create as many jobs as it destroys, according to a PwC analysis

2018-07-17 15:30

That suggests fears about robots rendering humans useless may be overblown.

WATCH: Why Siri and her peers are female

2018-07-11 08:16

Siri, Alexa, Cortana - the default voice of most digital assistants is female, polite and deferential. Why is artificial intelligence female? Is it because the workforce developing it is predominantly male?

We tested Google's robot booking service Duplex, and it fooled us into believing it was human

2018-06-28 08:51

The new technology books restaurant reservations or make appointments with a hair salon.

WATCH: Scientists predict year when humans will marry robots

2018-06-26 12:06

Scientists believe robots will be able to vote, own property rights and have regular jobs, but even more scary is that they will be able to marry humans in a few decades' time.

From lies and deception to murder, WATCH the 10 scary facts about robots

2018-06-22 15:14

Robots are useful, but just like in the movie I Robot, they can also turn on their human masters. From lies and deception to murder, watch the 10 scary facts about robots and artificial intelligence.

Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan trusts machines to manage all of his pension savings - here's why

2018-06-18 12:07

The NMRQL unit trust manages money using big data and algorithms.

How this SA tech company stopped being intimidated by Silicon Valley, and started winning global contracts

2018-06-12 12:35

A young Cape Town-based company is bringing artificial intelligence onto the factory floors of some of the world’s biggest car manufacturers.

Google's eerily realistic new AI will identify itself when talking to people, says Google

2018-05-12 14:17

Google's Duplex will have to identify itself on the phone, in order to prevent fooling people into thinking it's a real person

Meet Robot Vera - She is hiring humans

2018-04-30 04:45

You have a telephone interview for your dream job, and you're feeling nervous. You make yourself a cup of tea as you wait for the phone to ring, and you count to three before picking up. Now imagine that your interviewer is a robot named Vera.

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.


Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

2018-07-15 17:54

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

2018-07-09 05:45

The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even "smile to pay" for some goods and services.

Artificial intelligence meets industry in South Africa

2018-06-26 14:01

Machine learning company DataProphet uses artificial intelligence to help improve manufacturing processes.

Germany's second largest bank wants to use robots to write its research reports

2018-06-25 15:40

Commerzbank has partnered with Retresco, a content automation company to work on a way of creating research reports using AI.

Should robots be granted human rights?

2018-06-22 11:24

The number of collaborative robots, or cobots, being put to work in offices everywhere is rising. And, increasingly, people are treating these machines like human beings.

Twitter to predict what you want to see, when it happens

2018-06-14 06:30

Twitter is set to start predicting relevant topics and sending breaking-news notifications to users based on their interests.

Gmail can now autocomplete entire emails with a new feature called Smart Compose — here's how to turn it on

2018-05-17 11:36

One of the best announcements that came out of this year's Google I/O was a new feature for Gmail called Smart Compose, which lets Gmail autocomplete entire messages for you.

15 mind-blowing announcements Google made at its biggest conference of the year

2018-05-10 11:01

While there were a ton of announcements at Google I/O, the search giant's annual developer conference that kicked off on Tuesday, there were several highlights that will blow your mind.

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.

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