Virtual assistants, digital humans could be close to acing Turing Test

Nvidia has announced the Nvidia Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), a suite of cloud-native AI models and services that make it easier to build and customize lifelike virtual assistants and digital humans. By bringing these models and services to the cloud, ACE...

New challenges as we move beyond digitalisation

While digital transformation has meant the increasing prominence of digital technologies in traditional industries, there will be decreasing prominence of digital technologies in the next era. This is the word from the Gartner Research Board, which adds this isn't a...

Antarctic ice loss is double what we had estimated

New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing. The greatest uncertainty in forecasting global sea level rise is how Antarctica’s ice loss will...

Immersive experiences, automated AI, optimised delivery drive tech trends

The 25 emerging technologies to watch on the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2022” are enabling the evolution and expansion of immersive experiences, accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) automation and optimising technologist delivery. “Emerging...

Betelgeuse slowly recovers after blowing its top

Analysing data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse quite literally blew its top in 2019, losing a substantial part of its visible surface and producing a gigantic...

New challenges as we move beyond digitalisation

While digital transformation has meant the increasing prominence of digital technologies in traditional industries, there will be decreasing prominence of digital technologies in the next era. This is the word from the Gartner Research Board, which adds this isn't a...

DeathStalker unleashes VileRat on crypto, forex companies

Kaspersky researchers have been tracking attack campaigns from the DeathStalker hack-for-hire group since 2018. Recent analysis shows that the threat actor updated its evasive VileRat toolset to attack cryptocurrency and foreign currency exchange companies in...

Unemployed youth graduates to digitise Home Affairs records

The Department of Home Affairs plans to digitalise its records and will recruit 10 000 unemployed youth graduates to work on the project. Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says the department has more than 350-million civic paper records relating to birth,...

SA agritech helps to drive food prices down

Food costs are soaring as a result of the war in Ukraine, interest rate hikes, fuel increases, and changed weather patterns. Now a KZN-based startup is focusing on driving down the cost of food by cutting out middlemen and reducing transport costs while increasing...

Employee experience drives biometrics spend

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), European companies will spend $3,3-billion in biometrics in 2022, growing 20% versus last year. Spending in biometrics will expand in the years to come and reach $6,1-billion by 2026, at an 18% five-year CAGR,...

Massive growth predicted for CCaaS

A new study by Juniper Research has found that global CCaaS (contact centre-as-a-service) market revenue will reach $15,6-billion by 2027; rising from $4,9-billion in 2022. This 216% growth of will be driven by the breadth of services offered within comprehensive...

Antarctic ice loss is double what we had estimated

New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing. The greatest uncertainty in forecasting global sea level rise is how Antarctica’s ice loss will...

Companies set to invest more in ICT

Organisations around the world significantly accelerated their adoption of technology services during Covid-19 to drive their digital transformation and boost their resilience. Telefónica Tech's "Planting digital seeds for the future" study reveals that, although lack...

Intel shows off driverless tractors

At its Intel Vision event, Intel demonstrated the possibilities that open when the company pairs a high-bandwidth, low-latency private 5G wireless network with edge computing devices. The company collaborated with Federated Wireless and Blue White Robotics to deliver...

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Making SA sport stadiums EPC-compliant

The EPC regulations published in December 2020 mandate the display of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all sport facilities such as stadiums larger than 1 000m2 (if they are state-owned) or 2 000m2 (if they are privately-owned). With the December 2022...

The stars are key to African connectivity

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SA SMEs are open to cyberattacks

South African small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, writes Steve Flynn, sales and marketing director of ESET South Africa. This is because business owners aren't taking the necessary precautions to protect their digital assets, often with dire...

Retailers brace for the post-pandemic landscape

There is little doubt that the pandemic has transformed the retail landscape for good, with a recent Flux Trends report highlighting that worldwide e-commerce sales will exceed $5-trillion for the first time this year, accounting for more than a fifth of overall...

New mindset required for adopting new tech in insurance

According to McKinsey, the tech-enabled insurer of the future will bear little resemblance to the institutions that exist today. By Yunus Scheepers, chief technology officer at SilverBridge Holdings Digitalisation, cloud computing, robotic process automation, and the...

Are you ready for the drone economy?

Of all the technologies to have emerged in recent decades, one has impacted a surprising number of industries: drones. While still in their infancy relative to other emerging technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) are fast finding use in construction,...

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