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Kriti Sharma
'Ethics of Code' for AI in business

Building chatbots and AI that helps our customers is the easy part - the wider questions that the rising tide of AI brings are broad and currently very topical. Because of this, we developed our AI within a set of guiderails

By Kriti Sharma 2 days ago

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Chatbots and the hospitality industry
Chatbots and the hospitality industry

Key players in the hospitality industry are still trying to figure out how to build the perfect chatbot - smart, capable of understanding complex semantics, and conversing with the customer as an experienced service rep would

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 3 days ago

Hisense SA bumps up local product offering
Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Abe AI
#StartupStory: Abe AI

We interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence solutions for the banking industry

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service
Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality

By Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2017

Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism
Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism

Tourism is full of opportunities for tech-savvy youngsters, from those who love IT and want to work in that field specifically to those who combine IT with the desire to develop businesses and startups

By Enver Duminy 14 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDA

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jul 2017

VR in travel and hospitality: Is it a fad?
VR in travel and hospitality: Is it a fad?

Will VR be relevant in hospitality decades from now, or is it just a shiny fad?

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 26 Jun 2017

Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry
Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry

In years past, there was a dominant form of agricultural practice - sharecropping. A landlord would rent out his land, and farmers would rent it and pay in harvested crops.

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 22 Jun 2017

Claude Schuck
Managing the value of data

No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resiliency is to be had by leveraging the foundation put in place by IT

By Claude Schuck 14 Jun 2017

The hotel room of the future
The hotel room of the future

Guest-centric features that revolve around technology will define the future of the hotel room and all the advancements will be geared towards making the guest king

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 9 Jun 2017

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism
Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

There are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population. This reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism

By Josephine Wawira 9 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Avenews-GT
#StartupStory: Avenews-GT

All the way from Israel to Cape Town, our second Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa #StartupStory is that of Avenews-GT - a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology aiming to modernise agricultural trade

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility
#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility

Rendani Nevhulaudzi (28) is the MD of Jören Communications, a technology company supplying ICT services. We find out more about his business and how he is providing employment to young people

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy
Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy

You can have all your communication channels lined up and ready to go, your agents trained to help via phone, email, SMS, web chat and via social media, but you could be missing a trick

By Wynand Smit 29 May 2017

Lance Solms, head of itransact
Keeping fintech and investment simple

You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist

By Nicci Botha 29 May 2017

Developed from NASA technology, SAM partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI.
Cars are becoming life-saving smart

Autonomous driving technology is developing at a rapid pace. Business Insider's research platform has forecast that there will be around 10 million cars with various self-driving features on the road in the UK by 2020

By Mike Whitfield 26 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Alphaspirit © –
Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession

By Sindy Peters 10 May 2017

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Turning the whole world into an interactive billboard with AR

Augmented reality campaigns are taking off internationally with progressive brands using the technology to turn every available surface into a virtual billboard

By Johan Walters 4 May 2017

Gamification makes work more human
Gamification makes work more human

Millennials catch a lot of flak for expecting the world to be their proverbial oyster. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace. But what if the problem isn't millennials?

By Wynand Smit 4 May 2017

Ilse Louw
Are SMMEs reluctant to adopt tech, or simply out of their depth?

A recent article on Bizcommunity.com, “Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential” (11 April 2017) caught my eye. Especially a line in the opening paragraph “ we need to invest in the future of small businesses"

By Ilse Louw 4 May 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen
The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost.

By Mike Laws 21 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

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