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How Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Your Life

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We are on the verge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The main driver for this technological revolution is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Technological change driven by AI wil...


No, AI will not take our jobs

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It is understandable why many people think that machines are going to eradicate some lower-skilled jobs in light of the hair-raising advancement that companies are observing across the artificial intelligence and robotics space. However, the reality is quite the opposite. It appears to be a fever pi...



Opinion The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

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Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the "singularity" -- that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, leading to an unimaginable revolution in human affairs. Or they wonder whether ins...


The self-driving car of investments

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In October last year, fintech company NMRQL launched its first unit trust in South Africa. The NMRQL SCI Balanced Fund is the first local unit trust to exclusively use machine learning for managing its portfolio. Using computers in investment management is certainly not a new idea, as there are alr...



How businesses can avoid dangerous AI

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the technologies that will dominate the business, consumer and public sector landscape over the next few years. Technologists predict that, in the not-too-distant future, we will be surrounded by internet-connected objects capable of tending to our every need. ...


Choosing the right Machine Learning algorithms

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"Google's self-driving cars and robots get a lot of press, but the company's real future is in machine learning, the technology that enables computers to get smarter and more personal" Machine Learning is a form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which allows computers to learn by way of observation a...


DATA DUMP: A Beginners Guide to Artificial Intelligence – Culpeper Times

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If I asked you to describe the first thing that pops into your head when you hear Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), what would it be? Do you imagine a world where machines take over the planet like Skynet in The Terminator movie series? Or maybe something simpler such as when you use your phone to a...