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South Africa: Artificial Intelligence and the Changing Face of Banking

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To stay ahead of the game and meet customer's needs, banks cannot afford to pay for costly and largely underused branches. Instead, the focus needs to shift to improving their online offerings. This past Friday was arguably the biggest day of the year for retailers, particularly online retailers. Throughout last week, you probably received emails about massive Black Friday discounts. Some of you might have put together wish lists to check out at the stroke of midnight while others used your phones, to scout whether a 30% discount was worth the still hefty price tags.


OPINIONISTA: Artificial intelligence and the changing face of banking

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This past Friday was arguably the biggest day of the year for retailers, particularly online retailers. Throughout last week, you probably received emails about massive Black Friday discounts. Some of you might have put together wish lists to check out at the stroke of midnight while others used your phones, to scout whether a 30% discount was worth the still hefty price tags. What you may be interested to know is that artificial intelligence (AI) has tailored your online experience. AI is a technology that makes machines smart.


Robotic Processing Automation, Hello November

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Sign in to report inappropriate content. It's been some time since there's been a video on my Vlog Channel. Good to be back, on this video I share some quick snippets of my recent trip to #NewYorkCity. I Dive into the great work we have been doing at Hashtag South Africa and welcoming you to Robotic Processing Automation, and Artifical Intelligence solutions we are now providing to our customers. As Usual, I'm recapping Global Goals 2030 and how everyone around the world is working together.


Smart CCTV Networks Are Driving an AI-Powered Apartheid in South Africa

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Michael Kwet is a Visiting Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is the author of Digital Colonialism: US Empire and the New Imperialism in the Global South, and hosts the Tech Empire podcast. "Beggars" and "vagrants" are not welcome in Parkhurst, South Africa, a mostly white, middle-class suburb of about 5,000 on the outskirts of Johannesburg's inner city. Criminals are on the prowl, residents warn, and they threaten their neighborhood security. To combat crime, the locals came up with a solution: place CCTV surveillance cameras everywhere. However, these are not the camera networks of times past. Thanks to advancements in machine learning and AI, CCTV systems are now equipped with sophisticated video analytics that can track a wide range of behaviors, objects, and patterns, in addition to individual faces. Armed with powerful new tech, communities of color can be watched, flagged, policed, and intimidated into submission. I've spent the past several years studying the video surveillance industry in South Africa. During that time, a private corporation called Vumacam has been quietly assembling a "smart" CCTV surveillance network in the suburbs of Johannesburg. Earlier this year, the company announced it would blanket Joburg with 15,000 cameras.


Techies Meetup

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Robotic & Intelligent Automation Conference - Johannesburg hosted by Techies Meetup is an ideal platform to educate and involve practitioners and industry experts to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate. Intelligent Automation is the next generation in automation technology beyond Robotic Process Automation. Intelligent Automation capture technologies like machine learning and make things uncomplicated. We focus on bringing industry senior experts together in a platform that shares the integration of ideas. Get the Robotic & Intelligent Automation insights you need to drive results in your business and learn how to go beyond the basics.


AI: helping brands manage online reputation - IT-Online

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated. AI, using natural language processing (NLP) models, allows computers to understand and decipher what a human is saying. This is starting to be used by companies in South Africa responding to customers through online channels. It also being employed increasingly in the reputation marketing sector. The main reasons organisations turn to these technologies is that they dramatically improve efficiency, can reduce errors and they save time.


Andrew Quixley talks natural language generation

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Human brains are singularly special in the animal kingdom, writes Andrew Quixley, Data Science and AI Sales Lead, IBM South Africa. We are the curious, communicative collaborators who rose from a simple foraging existence on the savannahs to build structures of incredible complexity. Sure, other animals are curious, communicative and collaborative too. An octopus will investigate and solve problems; elephants use infrasound to communicate over vast distances; termites collaborate to build structures that are millions of times larger than any individual; but none of these feats comes close to the scale of human complexity. And the key to this complexity is our ability to generate language.


Investorideas.com Newswire - AI News: VSBLTY (CSE: VSBY) (OTC: VSBGF) Launches Two Security Initiatives to Reduce Crime and Make South African Communities Safer

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Newswire) VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (CSE: VSBY) (5VS.F) (VSBGF), a leading retail software and technology company, announced today that-in partnership with Onyx-Cognivas Pty.-it is launching two privately-led security deployments in South Africa to support community safety initiatives. The state-of-the-art security technology will protect two prominent high-rise residential apartment buildings in the upmarket Sandton area, a high income residential, financial and business suburb of Johannesburg with a population of 225,000. The rollout plan is to deploy this technology across several apartment blocks, a hotel and commercial properties in the precinct-with the objective of deploying a "private Smart City". In addition, advanced custom sensory applications are planned to be installed in a well-known petroleum group with convenience stores/service stations throughout South Africa. The announcement was made by Jay Hutton, VSBLTY co-founder and CEO, who said, "We are excited to provide complete Smart City-like security solutions in Sandton. This state-of-the-art technology uses the power of machine learning and computer vision."


Cloud Machine Learning Market Size by Type, Product, Application & Market Opportunities 2019-2024

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Cloud Machine Learning Market report offers detailed analysis and a five-year forecast for the global Cloud Machine Learning industry. Cloud Machine Learning market report delivers the insights which will shape your strategic planning as you estimate geographic, product or service expansion within the Cloud Machine Learning industry.. The Cloud Machine Learning market accounted for $XX million in 2018, and is expected to reach $XX million by 2024, registering a CAGR of YY% from 2019 to 2024. The global Cloud Machine Learning market is segmented based on product, end user, and region. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, France, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and, rest of Asia-Pacific) and EMEA (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, rest of EMEA). Ask more details or request custom reports to our experts at https://www.proaxivereports.com/pre-order/53269


Gartner lists top 10 tech trends for 2019

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a megatrend that the industry will continue to talk about for the next 20 years. So said Brian Burke, chief of research at Gartner, who presented the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 on day three of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town this morning. Burke said technology is continuing to advance. It is these advancements that underpin Gartner's "Continuous Next" operating philosophy. "AI is going to underlie pretty much everything that we do in technology."