South African jobs at risk of being automated

Businesses around the world are cottoning on to the value of transferring labour from human workers to machines. Automation can increase efficiency and decrease labour costs. It helps employers to avoid complex challenges like wage increase demands, labour protests and strikes. Consumers also benefit from automation when products and services…

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Using Artificial Intelligence in healthcare

Technological advancements in health IT have created tremendous possibility for improved efficiency and better interoperability, empowering patients to play a more dynamic role in their healthcare. Increased access to data that can predict health outcomes, and more effective analytical capabilities including artificial intelligence, create tremendous potential to solve some of…

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Using Artificial Intelligence to fight online abuse is not simple

Facebook has released statistics on abusive behavior on its social media network, deleting more than 22 million posts for violating its rules against pornography and hate speech – and deleting or adding warnings about violence to another 3.5 million posts. Many of those were detected by automated systems monitoring users’…

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Biased algorithms

A while back we looked into why a Google image search for "unprofessional hair" gave distinctively different results to a search for "professional hair". Despite others, who looked into the same exercise, putting the blame solely on Google's search algorithm for being "racist", a deeper look into the search results…

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