Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Artificial intelligence and facial analysis software is becoming commonplace in job interviews. The technology, developed by US company HireVue, analyses the language and tone of a candidate’s voice and records their facial expressions as they are videoed answering identical questions.
Microsoft on Monday announced a $1bn investment in an OpenAI ethical artificial intelligence project backed by Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon.
Stevie II is the successor to Stevie, a prototype assistance robot initially designed to carry out menial chores in care homes like automatically reminding residents to take their medication.
They’re meant to do the basic menial tasks of drivers, so humans can focus on the more complex work.
Africans access the internet differently from the rest of the world, on mobile devices, which brings up its own challenges when integrating Western-based AI.
Alexa and Siri may tell jokes mined from a humour database, but they just don’t get them.
AI's already filtered through most of what we do. Just ask Siri. But soon enough, it'll also play a vital role in your child's education. Will it replace teachers in the classroom? Probably not. But it's important for us to understand its potential as well as its limitations.
A Japanese startup has developed artificial intelligence software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language.
An IBM-made machine designed to win debates has lost out to a human champion debater from London, in a heated competition of man versus artificial intelligence.
AI competition is a rerun of the last century's space race, says Leonid Bershidsky.
Many people see robots as a potential threat to their jobs – but others, like Jacques Ludik, believe they can uplift communities.
San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports.
Mobile political campaigns could be useful in informing voters on parties, but could also be alienating and frustrating them, says a researcher.
Adaptability will be the way forward in a changing world, says Kumeshnee West.
Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its artificial intelligence efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the panel.
Housed in a walnut wood cabinet, it will create an ever changing stream of unique portraits.
Microsoft has unveiled the results of a survey of business leaders on the topic of artificial intelligence. The findings are surprising, says Leonid Bershidsky.
AI can now produce convincing-looking fake news, says Leonid Bershidsky.
There are five trends that stand out for 2019 in the way business and technology are connected, says the chief strategy officer of US-based NetApp.
Google announced the release of its "Pretty Please" feature for Google Assistant, which helps encourage polite manners.
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