Modelling could optimise Covid-19 resource allocation

Data is key in helping to deal with the impact of Covid-19 and intelligent systems can help organisations allocate resources more efficiently. By Akesh Lalla, SAS country manager This pandemic has impacted the world, affecting multiple sectors on a global scale. Being...

Analytics powers business recovery

If data is the oil of the digital age, then analytics is the electricity that delivers the current, giving the insights necessary to affect change. By Paul Morgan, business unit lead for data, planning and analytics at Altron Karabina Just like oil, unrefined data is...

Big data must be real-time

Big data has been a hot topic for years now, with predictions about its impact ranging from organisations being able to provide services specifically tailored to individuals, to "big brother" governments having and in-depth view into every aspect of a citizen's life....

Tackling Covid-19 through AI

By Tshilidzi Marwala - Not long ago, I asked one of my doctoral students a pertinent question about the validity of models developed by the vociferous personalities in the artificial intelligence (AI) community in South Africa as we battle the coronavirus pandemic. AI...