AI increases skills gap, time to retrain staff

AI increases skills gap, time to retrain staff

In the next three years, as many as 120-million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies may need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. This is among the findings from a new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study,...
What’s needed for Africa to leapfrog?

What’s needed for Africa to leapfrog?

Kathy Gibson is at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town – The next stage of digital innovation could come from Africa: the ingredients to create digital economies are all there and some key interventions could stimulate massive growth. This is the word from...
Opportunities and pitfalls as data comes to the fore

Opportunities and pitfalls as data comes to the fore

Kathy Gibson is at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town – With Africa seeking to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), data in all its forms is going to become a critical resource. A panel of data experts came together this morning to discuss...
The top risks that could derail business in SA

The top risks that could derail business in SA

Kathy Gibson is at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town – Unemployment and under-employment top the list of risks that could derail South Africa as it seeks to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Other stumbling blocks to realising our potential...
E-commerce has the potential to drive African growth

E-commerce has the potential to drive African growth

With the potential to create up to 3-million new jobs by 2025, e-commerce could help to drive inclusive growth across Africa. This is the key message from the African E-Commerce Agenda released today by the World Economic Forum and International Trade Centre. Despite...
This is how climate change is melting glaciers

This is how climate change is melting glaciers

Ice fronts have retreated, rocky peaks are more exposed, fewer icebergs drift to the ocean: the branching network of glaciers that empty into Greenland’s Sermilik Fjord has changed significantly in the last half century. Comparing Landsat images from 1972 and 2019,...