Watch: this infinite artwork is generated by an AI 'brain'

Housed in a walnut wood cabinet, it will create an ever changing stream of unique portraits.

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Business leaders love artificial intelligence - but only in theory

2019-03-09 07:45

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 Is getting better at writing fake news

2019-02-16 07:00

AI can now produce convincing-looking fake news, says Leonid Bershidsky.

5 tech trends for businesses to watch in 2019

2019-01-26 17:45

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 Assistant now has a 'Pretty Please' feature to help everyone be more polite

2018-12-01 15:33

Google announced the release of its "Pretty Please" feature for Google Assistant, which helps encourage polite manners.

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.


AI in schools? Here’s what we need to consider

2019-03-11 16:18

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.

The AI cameras that can spot shoplifters even before they steal

2019-03-05 22:06

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.

WATCH: Man beats AI machine in debating competition

2019-02-13 19:44

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 - the new space race

2018-12-28 20:00

AI competition is a rerun of the last century's space race, says Leonid Bershidsky.

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'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.

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