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Why a Computer Will Never be Truly Conscious

by Subhash Kak Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely...

AI Could be a Force For Positive Social Change

by Marcus Tomalin and Stefanie Ullmann Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI...

Facial Analysis AI is Being Used in Job Interviews – it Will Probably Reinforce Inequality

by Ivan Manokha Artificial intelligence and facial analysis software is becoming commonplace in job interviews. The technology, developed by US company HireVue, analyses the language...

SA Must Harness Tech in a Way That Helps Fix its Problems

by Alison Gillwald In the three short years that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been punting the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Turing Test: Why it Still Matter

by Harry Collins We’re entering the age of artificial intelligence. And as AI programs gets better and better at acting like humans, we will increasingly...

One App to Rule Them All: Rise of the Super App

by Lee Naik  Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier...

We Street-Proof Our Kids. Why Aren’t we Data-Proofing them?

by Siobhan O'Flynn Google recently agreed to pay a US$170 million fine for illegally gathering children’s personal data on YouTube without parental consent, which is...

4IR: ICT and Energy Sectors Equally Crucial

Energy has played an enabling role in each of the past industrial revolutions, and the fourth is no different. But instead of powering factory...