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INTRODUCTION Technology-based start-ups have long been an important driver of Africa’s economic growth and competitiveness. But while these firms provide outsized contributions to employment, innovation, and productivity growth, many policymakers focus more broadly on helping all business start-ups without regard to type. Such a broad-based focus will do little or nothing to spur economic growth […]

September 7, 2018

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa is on a roll as can been seen with the dramatic increase in AI-related events on the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) events calendar in 2018 (see also a list of past and upcoming events in 2018 below with a crescendo of events in September). It has been a privilege and a great shared […]

August 5, 2018

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The three biggest AI challenges businesses face Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming pervasive in everyday life but many businesses still apply AI for the sake of AI, rather than for the sake of real business value. This was one of the main messages to emerge from the SAS Road to Artificial Intelligence event, held in […]

July 11, 2018

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By Karthik Reddy, 8 June 2018 Some people say that the robots will soon be taking over our jobs, rendering many people jobless. While this is not very likely to happen in the near future, the truth is that artificial intelligence sector is rapidly growing and the revolution it brings is real. Scientists believe that […]

June 26, 2018

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AI will play a significant role in creating new models and services, contributing to the economic growth of global countries. AI to contribute significantly to global economic growth Artificial Intelligence (AI) could almost double the value of the global digital economy to $23 trillion by 2025, up from $12.9 trillion in 2017. This is according […]

June 4, 2018

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As I’m passionate about shaping a better future in the Smart Technology and specifically to help transform Africa through Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain technologies, it was a privilege to participate as invited AI expert at the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on 15-17 May 2018 […]

May 27, 2018

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Following the exciting AI for Good Global Summit, I was involved in another very stimulating and thought provoking conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland with delegates, diplomats, representatives from across the globe in the audience. The event, AI: Current Policy Reflections and Future Strategies, was held at the Palais de Nations, United Nations on […]

May 27, 2018

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The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) and Africa will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik’s participation as invited AI expert at the 2nd edition of the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on 15-17 May 2018. This Summit is organized by ITU in partnership with XPRIZE Foundation, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and sister United […]

May 6, 2018

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Dr Jacques Ludik, president and founder of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa, and CEO and founder of Cortex Logic. AI solutions have myriad business benefitsMeeting of Minds: ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018 Register now to attend Meeting of Minds: ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018 at The Forum, Bryanston on 1 and 2 August. For the agenda, click here. Jacques […]

May 4, 2018

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As multi-national organizations, national and local governments, corporates, platform businesses, startups, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations are starting to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is also great to see it growing in leaps and bounds on the African continent (see also some previous posts that showcase some of the early traction: Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa […]

April 21, 2018

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As a Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) community along with our partners we are on a mission to use exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, as well as the operationalization of Big Data & Analytics and Data Science to help transform Africa and shape a better future in the Smart Technology Era. As […]

February 20, 2018

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Season’s greetings to the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) community, our partners and all our supporters who showed interest in how exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the operationalization of Big Data & Analytics and Data Science can help shape a better future for us all, including to help transform Africa. We live in […]

December 22, 2017

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Venue: AIMS South Africa, 6 Melrose Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town Venue: AIMS South Africa main lecture hall, 6 Melrose RoadDate:  5 December 2017Time:  Refreshments 18h30 – 19h00, talks commence at 19h00 Agenda • “DIANA – Data, Insight, Analytics, Newness, Aspirations” – Prof Pete Grindrod, Oxford University • “AI in Africa – Shaping a better future in the Smart Technology […]

December 17, 2017

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MIIA (via Dr Jacques Ludik’s participation) was also represented at the Global Symposium on AI and Inclusion on 8–10 November 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) has organized the event which are co-hosted, on behalf of the NoC, by the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio […]

November 19, 2017

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Inaugural AI Africa Conference MIIA has been represented at the inaugural AI Africa Conference on 26 and 27 October 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, where Dr Jacques Ludik has delivered a keynote address on “AI in Africa – Past, Present & Future” as well as a presentation on “Operationalizing of AI and Big Data & Analytics to help businesses […]

November 6, 2017

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There is at present a major global focus on machine learning involving billions of dollars in investment and revenue; AI and by implication machine learning, is set to change the working of the world, including Africa. Deep Learning, as a subset of the machine learning toolbox and defined as artificial neural networks with many levels of […]

October 6, 2017

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