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Reasons to worry about the AI revolution

Reasons to worry about the AI revolution

Intelligent robots are poised to take over the world. Sounds like a bad 1950s sci-fi movie, right? Perhaps not. If technology keeps accelerating at the current rate, robots and artificial intelligence will either displace

Cwele mangles truth on ICT white paper

Cwele mangles truth on ICT white paper

On 17 February, telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele held his second engagement with the information and communications technology sector on the national integrated ICT

Moment of reckoning for Cell C

Moment of reckoning for Cell C

Cell C’s future will be decided by this time next week. That’s when the mobile operator must complete a planned restructuring in terms of which Blue Label Telecoms will take a 45% stake in the debt-laded mobile operator. But there’s now

The brave new world of work

The brave new world of work

When you want to know the future, acknowledge the past. As citizens of a rapidly accelerated world, we are seduced by the idea that our situation is unique. In many ways, it is – not the least how the workplace is

Let’s not build another monopoly

Let’s not build another monopoly

There is a prevailing view in government – or certainly in the department of telecommunications & postal services – that infrastructure competition in providing broadband is bad. Nothing could be further from the truth.

This is how we’re going to fix ICT

This is how we’re going to fix ICT

The National Development Plan proposes three-phased implementation of priorities for the ICT sector. In the short term, the plan calls for an urgent need to review policy to improve access through competition in services; fast-tracking

How to fix Twitter – before it’s too late

How to fix Twitter – before it’s too late

Once part of the social media brat pack, Twitter now languishes in lousy B-roles and television cameos while Facebook runs the scene with all the new cool kids. Even LinkedIn seems to be having

Data to overtake voice revenues at Vodacom

Data to overtake voice revenues at Vodacom

In the current quarter, data revenue should overtake that which Vodacom’s South African operation derives from voice services. In the company’s third quarter, data service revenue in South Africa totalled R5,5bn

Snapchat IPO: buyer beware!

Snapchat IPO: buyer beware!

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has filed for its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Hoping to raise US$3bn, the IPO would value Snap at between $20bn and $25bn, putting it at almost twice the expected valuation

ICT policy: don’t let the country down

ICT policy: don’t let the country down

Imagine the scenario where accessibility, affordability and quality – the three key pillars for a communications environment in South Africa – deliver the economic and social benefits that governments, researchers, industry bodies

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