Abused women can text 'hi rainbow' on Facebook messenger and get help and support

2018-11-15 17:54

This groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology supports victims of abuse through storytelling, intervention and access to resources.

How AI is changing the cellphone industry

2018-11-02 15:25

Looking at the latest pioneering developments in technology like chatbots, self-driving cars and virtual assistants, there’s one essential tool that underlines them all: AI.

35-year-old unknown creates the world's most valuable startup

2018-09-28 14:23

When Zhang Yiming first shopped the idea of a news aggregation app powered by artificial intelligence six years ago, investors including Sequoia Capital were sceptical.

To prep for robot driving, some want to reprogram pedestrians

2018-08-17 05:45

You’re crossing the street wrong. This is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle.

Amazon facial AI matched politicians with criminals in test

2018-07-27 07:40

Amazon.com's facial recognition software falsely matched 28 members of the US Congress to criminal mugshots of different people, according to a test conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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.


Can Artificial Intelligence create art?

2018-11-03 13:46

An artwork created by an algorithm has sold for $432 500 at an auction. Does that mean AI is now creative?

Postman, shopper, builder: In Japan, there's a robot for that

2018-10-20 11:00

Forget the flashy humanoids with their gymnastics skills: at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, the focus was on down-to-earth robots that can deliver post, do the shopping and build a house.

This is officially the best TV ad in SA — and it features a hilarious robot built with CGI and 'junk'

2018-08-23 12:12

Chicken Licken's Sbu 2.0 campaign stole the show.

Some Google employees are angry about a recent report that Google is creating a censored search engine for China

2018-08-02 11:29

The new service is said to possibly take the form of an Android app.

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.

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