How it really works, in practice

RPA: Implementing Robotic Process Engineering in Africa

The best way to explain the lessons learned during an RPA implementation is by sharing a case study of an RPA deployment.

Examples of drone business ideas

Do you want to start a drone business? Here are 10 drone business ideas and examples of actual businesses you can gain insights from.

Future tech in business

SA is caught in the global hype of the fourth industrial revolution

SA is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of redressing inequality and creating the preconditions for an inclusive digital economy and society.

Who is first (and last) in the race to build a workforce fit for the future?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work. Technology is advancing faster than humans, disrupting both jobs and the skills needed to compete.

AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

The 4IR, with artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its principal drivers, promises big changes. AI automation is expected to lead to, among other things, large disruptions in the labour market.

AI: Fake it ‘till you make it

There are regular rants about companies that pretend doing AI but actually don’t. The truth is sometimes they’re just planning ahead — and it’s actually a good way to get started when solving big challenges.

How AI helped TymeBank gain 670K customers

Digital-only bank TymeBank has notched up around 670 000 customers since November last year, thanks to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and big data.

The top 10 tech issues for 2019

This past year we’ve addressed some of history’s most important innovations in our Today in Technology blog and video series. Our focus is always on what we can learn from the past and apply to today’s issues.

Michio Kaku: In the future, computers will disappear; cloud will be everywhere

“By 2020, there will be chips everywhere because chips will cost a penny. After 2020, it will be the post-silicon era, with quantum computing.”

Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019

One day soon an emerging technology highlighted in this report will allow you to virtually teleport to a distant site and actually feel the handshakes and hugs of fellow cyber-travellers.

Examples of drone business ideas

Do you want to start a drone business? Here are 10 drone business ideas and examples of actual businesses you can gain insights from.

McDonald’s $300m tech deal will revolutionize menus

The fast food company is buying Dynamic Yield in order to ramp up personalization.

Beyond the downturn: recession strategies to take the lead

The next crop of leaders are acting now to restructure costs and go on offense (including smart use of technologies).

The future of retail: how we’ll be shopping in 10 years

Given retail’s steady migration to mobile and e-commerce, you may be wondering what retail will look like in the future.

THE Future of Work

These are the world’s most respected professions

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”It’s a question we often get asked as childrenSo which are today’s most respected occupations?

Demo: The magic of AI neural TTS and holograms at Microsoft Inspire 2019

What if neither distance nor language mattered? What if technology could help you be anywhere you need to be and speak any language?

Why humans will remain central to the future of work

The future of work is at the heart of every major socio-economic-political debate raging around the world today.

Meet Tengai, the job interview robot that won’t judge you

The world’s first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. But can it really do a better job than humans?

How smarter machines can make us smarter humans

In an era characteristically defined as “uncertain”, there is one fact that every industry can agree on: artificial intelligence (AI) will be one of the most disruptive technologies of the next decade.