Artificial intelligence can be used to improve people’s lives but it is also used to calculate civilian killings and support propaganda
Combating deliberately wrong information that intends to mislead and misinformation in election year is a civil duty
South African university students are using AI to help them understand work, not avoid it, according to research
The continent must develop its own security and political frameworks to prevent undue influence from elsewhere in the world
As educators, we must not just check our privilege but own up to it – and wield it for good
Artificial intelligence can predict disease before it emerges, and the rich and poor should have access to such medical advances
Is (computer) science the new organised ‘religion’ re-colonising the world?
Students need to learn creative and critical thinking, so they can work with AI, while they are at university and in the world of work
If anything, the programmes in their current incarnation are more like sophisticated parrots, incapable of original thought
Concerns about the potential of AI to reinforce existing inequalities are valid and require careful consideration
Mbah Javis’s platform provides students with academic content including flashcards, past exam questions and an AI study assistant
A letter signed by Elon Musk and hundreds of experts calling for a pause in the development of artificial intelligence is a “hot mess” of “AI hype” that even misrepresents an academic paper, critics say. Billionaire Tesla boss Musk and other luminaries wrote that “AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society […]
Our collective identity has once again arrived at a seminal point in our history
Artificial intelligence language models can be so much more than just another plagiarism plague
There are positives and negatives to the AI revolution, but African states first need reliable power and connectivity to reap the benefits
The artificial intelligence language model is regarded as the fastest growing ‘app’ in history, garnering over 100 million active users in two months
The AI technology of Chat GPT is is a game changer not only for Google, which has held a monopoly over search since 1998, but for virtually every sector in any economy across the globe
The potential impact of ChatGPT on society remains complicated and unclear
Lecturers need to work with ChatGPT — it is not going away and the bad points can be managed
The first humanoid robot has been launched as have multiple AI research labs on the continent
AI, collaborative robots, virtual reality and other new tech can lead to better healthcare.
Because the analytical tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated, decisive action based on careful analysis is the best way to adapt to an inflationary environment
While technology can help prevent illegal activities that harm economies and societies, it cannot do it alone
While sophisticated programs increase the risk of cheating in tournaments, they reveal ever deeper insights to analysts and players
The cryptocurrency market can resemble a gold rush but there are many fake sales among the winners and losers — caution is called for
Companies that embrace digital acceleration gain a competitive edge over competitors in many ways
Africa, which has millions of people using mobile financial services and a young population who are radical adopters and innovators in everything digital, has huge potential to use next-generation technology for social good.
There are five core skills needed to help navigate the changing world of work in a creative and effective manner
As you read this, the future is being coded in Silicon Valley. The algorithms that will one day govern our lives are being built. But who is building them, and who are they being built for?
There are many examples of this. Kenya is using blockchain-enabled AI solutions for the unbanked to secure loans
We are ‘dangerously close’ to fully autonomous weapons
Disrupting corruption with a data-driven approach is possible