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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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Dear MIIA community, We are entering an eventful period on the MIIA calendar! Herewith some highlights with some more details below: We are excited to announce our next MIIA event that will be hosted by PwC in V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on the 16th of August 2017 at 6pm. The theme of the event is “Data […]

July 23, 2017

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In a recent post about Deep Learning applications, platforms, limitations and quantum computing we have announced a panel discussion on “How Artificial Intelligence is disrupting Industries” which took place on 25 May 2017 in Cape Town. This event was hosted by Far Ventures, a start-up studio and incubator that aims to foster technology entrepreneurship in Africa by founding […]

May 27, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, The MIIA community is growing at a rapid rate! We have currently 1050+ members and followers registered across MIIA’s channels. This just shows again the significant interest that we currently have across all disciplines and industries in Machine Intelligence, AI and Data Science and its applications. MIIA’s aim is helping to transform Africa through an innovative […]

May 21, 2017

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This post provides an introduction to some of the topics that will be discussed in upcoming events hosted by the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA), in particular Deep Learning and its applications, tool and platforms such as Google’s TensorFlow and IBM Watson (amongst others), Deep Learning limitations and Quantum computing for Machine Learning. As mentioned in a previous post “Solving […]

April 10, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, In follow-up to the previous blog post, herewith a few announcements and links with respect to Webinars, Hackathons and upcoming Meetups: How AI is Transforming Smart Manufacturing Webinar If you have missed the live webcast, watch the recording on Demand here:http://info.avidsolutionsinc.com/how-ai-is-transforming-smart-manufacturing Special opportunity for MIIA and Bennit.AI to remotely participate in OSIsoft Hackathon 2017 in San Francisco Details about […]

March 15, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, UPDATE: This post has been updated with links to the video as well as presentations of the MIIA event on 23 February 2017 Herewith the links to the video and presentations of another successful Meetup in Cape Town with about 70 people attending. As mentioned at the Meetup we have also started […]

February 12, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, Best wishes to all for 2017! The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is excited to announce a partnership with Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit organization to accelerate data science adoption and raise a new breed of local experts by training and mentoring young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday […]

January 15, 2017

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