Using AI to prevent bridges and tunnels collapsing

The New York and Tel Aviv-based startup, Dynamic Infrastructure, is implementing the world's first deep-learning solution which allows bridge and tunnel owners and operators to obtain visual diagnosis of the assets they manage. The system provides live, cloud-based,...

Milky Way raids intergalactic ‘bank accounts’

Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an ambitious effort to conduct a full accounting of this recycling process,...

Facial recognition learns to recognise emotions

New AI facial expression recognition technology detects subtle changes in facial expression with a high degree of accuracy, giving machines the ability to correctly judge humans' emotions. The new technology was developed by Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu...

Study reveals unexpected impact of tech on our lives

Technology contributes to making our lives easier, but could also make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded. This is among the findings from global research undertaken by Lenovo, that polled more than 15 000 people from the US, Mexico, Brazil,...

US blacklist causes supply chain confusion

The US Department of Commerce's decision to blacklist 28 Chinese public safety organisations and commercial entities hit at some of China's most dominant vendors within the security industry, says Frost & Sullivan. Of the eight commercial entities added to the...

Is the cloud secure?

Cloud security breaches consistently make news headlines, yet the stories of these breaches are often framed with vague explanations - a "misconfigured database" or mismanagement by an unnamed "third party." The ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make...

Streaming devices track viewing habits – study

Steadily, we are adopting more and more technology into our households. Our homes are becoming interconnected, with Internet of Things (IoT) devices becoming regular parts of our lives. One of the devices that is a centrepiece of most households is the television set...

Tech startups sought for TechAccel

The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, is calling on growth-stage tech startups to participate in this year's TechAccel programme, a high-impact accelerator designed specifically for growing tech companies. The programme was created to enable the development of...

TADHack winner’s app to curb battery theft

Duo #1632 have emerged as the winners of the 2019 edition of TADHackJHB, held at MTN's head office in Fairland, for their solution CharOn - a cell tower protection app. The theme for the 2019 global TADHack was: "Localised and Contextualised - Battle of the Bots"....

AI set to impact humanity

Kathy Gibson is at SingularityU Summit in Kyalami - Humans harbour a deep-seated fear that artificial intelligence (AI) will negatively impact our lives - to the extent that some people believe it will result in our extinction. Alex Rubsaam, faculty member in...

Creating new worlds with AR/VR

Kathy Gibson is at SingularityU Summit in Kyalami - A defining feature of humanity is that we are swimming in data. But information consumes the resource of our attention, says Rachel Sibley, from the augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) faculty at Singularity...

The exponential value of connections

Kathy Gibson is at SingularityU Summit in Kyalami - Before the singularity (the point where machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence) can happen, we need to all connect. Ramez Naam, Singularity U chair for energy and environment, calls this the "syncularity"....

How exponential technology will change the world

Kathy Gibson is at SingularityU Summit in Kyalami - An exponential mindset is the key to real and meaningful change and innovation. Laila Pawlak, head of Singularity University Nordic, explains that, in a world of accelerating change, we need to create extraordinary...

IoT under fire from cybercriminals

Kaspersky honeypots - networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications - have detected 105-million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276 000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year. This figure is around nine times...

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Black Friday: The cost of 77 minutes of downtime

Enormous amounts of data are being created and managed by organisations all over the world. As you read this, you may not even be aware of how much of your own data has been collected, stored and used today, this week or this month. By Kate Mollett, regional manager...

Lufthansa InTouch bullish about SA’s BPO prospects

Lufthansa InTouch, the customer service network of the Lufthansa Group, has marked a 20-year milestone in South Africa. Acting as a central touchpoint between airlines, passengers and aviation businesses, the Cape Town office was one of the first international...

Unlocking employee engagement with enterprise technology

IT departments are rightly concerned with the provision and maintenance of robust and secure enterprise technology; and this remains of utmost importance in a data-driven landscape. by Ronald Ravel, director B2B South Africa at dynabook South Africa But equally,...

Watch your perimeter

Imagine being able to detect if an intruder is attempting to breach the perimeter of a property in a remote location? Imagine knowing that your fence can detect the intrusion, notifying the authorities and preventing the intruders from getting any closer to their end...

Can your company’s reputation be redeemed post-scandal?

The destructive power of a corruption incident cannot be understated. The Steinhoff scandal of 2019 and the ongoing state capture enquiry are cautionary tales of how costly unethical behaviour can be. When an organisation's trustworthiness comes under intense...

What can SA and Nigeria do to grow faster?

The heads of state of sub-Saharan Africa's two biggest countries - Nigeria and South Africa - met earlier in October as part of continuing bilateral engagements aimed at strengthening and deepening cooperation between the two countries. President Muhammadu Buhari of...

Orange Business Services strikes ‘gold’ in SA

Orange Business Services in South Africa has taken its partnership with Genesys to the next level, with the award of 'Gold PureCloud Partnership' status, building on the business's Gold status in EMEA and its global expertise in cloud and managed contact centre...

Agricultural innovation driven by digital intelligence

With almost all available arable land in the Americas, Europe and Asia already productively farmed using the most developed agricultural techniques, Africa, with 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land presents a major opportunity to meet the 70% increase in...

The importance of an effective data management plan

With an overload of data now available, who really knows how to manage it? By Alasdair Parsonson, technical expert: data intelligence at Hitachi Vantara Data management is more important than ever as it demonstrates the value of analytics in allowing a company to make...

Securing abandoned mines

In mineral-rich South Africa, mining is an important part of the GDP employing nearly half a million people. Vanessa Tyne, senior KAM and team lead at Axis Considering that the sector consists of diamonds, gold, platinum, and coal, it is easy to understand why local...

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Software Developer - 6 Month Contract Port Elizabeth My client in the IT industry is seeking a Software Developer to join their team (6 Month Contract) Academic requirements: - Diploma / Degree / Honours Degree + work experience Work experience: - Intermediate...

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Our client offering planning, management and research services in the urban and rural planning space, is currently looking to employ a Software Developer. Essential: Server-side Java with good understanding of object-orientation, session management,...

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An opportunity for a candidate from an agriculture background Based in Kroonstad - Grade 12 with winter and summer grain grading courses OR National Diploma or equivalent in Agriculture, - 1 to 2 years appropriate experience of grading raw material - Computer literate...

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Our client, based in Ellisras, Lephalale in Limpopo. This is for a 2 years contract based position. The candidate will be placed in order to: - Develop Architecture Strategy for Core environment as input to ICT Strategy - Develop and maintain a long-term view on Core...

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The main purpose of the Junior Data Analyst role, is the ownership of outsourced credit control’s data and processes including but not limited to development, implementation and maintenance of operational and reporting processes and cubes. Requirements:- Relevant...

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A top global company is currently looking for a dynamic BI Back-End Software Developer to join their team.Are you someone driven to grow your career leveraging cutting edge technologies? Requirements: Back end developer with extensive experience in data...

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Our client, an IT Information Services & Solutions Company is seeking to employ a Business Analyst. (East London)A business analyst’s (BA) role is to: Gather information regarding a business change or issue from an external client or an accounts manager...

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The Role: Solution Architect Main responsibilities: To develop Architecture Strategy for Core environment as input to ICT Strategy To develop and maintain a long-term view on Core ICT architecture with the goal of ensuring fulfillment of business requirements to...

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A cutting edge software development house is on the hunt for a passionate Java Developer to be part of a team that sets the benchmark in its industryJob & Company Description:It’s a fast-paced environment that demands energy, creativity, drive and enthusiasm. ...

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