Using machine learning for good

Have you ever taken a different route home because Google Maps warned you of heavy traffic in your area? Or your car’s tracking device automatically alerted your insurer that you’ve been in an accident because it noticed unusual driving behaviour. Machine...

Intelligence: humans versus machines

Concepts such as explainable and responsible artificial intelligence (AI), continuous intelligence, and the knowledge economy have created an organisational environment where the temptation is to focus more on the technologies than on the people driving it. But this...

Cloud migration boosts data management

As cloud migrations accelerate, the need for effective backup and recovery becomes increasingly clear. By Hemant Harie, MD of Gabsten Technologies This is also driven by compliance, with legislation such as the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) regulating...

Data privacy instrumental in African lead management

A well-known saying states that if a company thinks compliance is expensive, it should try being non-compliant. Performing leads management across Africa at a time when data privacy is an integral component of regulation means organisations will do well to heed this...

How far are we from artificial general intelligence?

While it does not seem likely at current progress, human-level artificial intelligence (AI) by 2025 is not as far-fetched as some may believe and we are already on that journey. By Lionel Bisschoff, CEO and founder of Learning Machines Major enterprises like Google,...

Incorporate decision intelligence in data practices

Recognised by Gartner as a top 10 trend in Data and Analytics last year (2020), decision intelligence is defined as an engineering discipline that augments data science with theory from social science, decisioning, and managerial science, and it centres on analysing...