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Amazon Plans To Give Alexa an AI Overhaul – and a Monthly Subscription Price

Yesterday at 18:06 PM, via Slashdot

Amazon is upgrading its decade-old Alexa voice assistant with generative AI and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset the cost of the technology, CNBC reported Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of Amazon’s plans. From the report: The Seattle-based tech and retail giant will launch a more conversational version of Alexa later this year, potentially positioning it to better...

Mpume Ncube-Daka Named As The Mentor And Coach Winner Of The Woman Of Stature Awards SA

Yesterday at 17:50 PM, via Tech Financials

Mpume Ncube-Daka was awarded the Woman in Mentor and Coach Category Winner for the Woman of Stature Awards South Africa 2024 at the awards evening held at Indaba Hotel on Saturday 13th April. Now in its 11th year, the esteemed Woman of Stature Awards is a prestigious platform celebrating the achievements and empowerment of female entrepreneurs […]

US Securities Regulator Urges Against Crypto Bill Adoption

Yesterday at 17:29 PM, via Slashdot

The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday urged U.S. lawmakers not to adopt a bill that aims to create a new legal framework for digital currencies, saying it would undermine existing legal precedent and put capital markets at “immeasurable risk.” From a report: The U.S. House of Representatives is expected later on Wednesday to take up the Republican-sponsored Financial Innovation and...

Reunert says Nashua hit by ports chaos

Yesterday at 17:09 PM, via TechCentral

Reunert’s interim results, though positive, would have been better had Nashua not been impacted by the logistics crisis at South Africa’s ports.

The Internet Solutions mafia

Yesterday at 16:55 PM, via MyBroadband

Many of the original founders of The Internet Solution went on to launch or cofound more companies in South Africa and around the world.

Wearable AI Startup Humane Explores Potential Sale

Yesterday at 16:44 PM, via Slashdot

AI startup Humane has been seeking a buyer for its business, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter, just weeks after the company’s closely watched wearable AI device had a rocky public launch. From the report: The company is working with a financial adviser to assist it, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Humane is seeking a...

Kagiso Trust To Expand Successful Coding And Robotics Pilot Across Free State Schools

Yesterday at 16:10 PM, via Tech Financials

Kagiso Trust is set to broaden the reach of its highly successful coding and robotics pilot programme, extending its benefits to more schools across the Free State Province. Following the positive outcomes and enthusiastic reception of the initial pilot, Kagiso Trust aims to empower a larger number of students with essential digital skills, fostering innovation […]

Meta AI Chief Says Large Language Models Will Not Reach Human Intelligence

Yesterday at 16:03 PM, via Slashdot

Meta’s AI chief said the large language models that power generative AI products such as ChatGPT would never achieve the ability to reason and plan like humans, as he focused instead on a radical alternative approach to create “superintelligence” in machines. From a report: Yann LeCun, chief AI scientist at the social media giant that owns Facebook and Instagram, said LLMs had “very limited...

New Wi-Fi Feature For FlySafair Passengers On The Horizon

Yesterday at 15:40 PM, via Tech Financials

The aviation industry in South Africa has been through various ups and downs in recent years. South African Airways is still under business rescue, and plans to sell the airline have fallen through, while numerous operators like Kulula, Mango, and 1Time Airlines have ceased all operations due to liquidation. Because of this, only LIFT, Airlink, […]

Port disruptions hit Reunert’s revenue

Yesterday at 14:19 PM, via ITWeb

The firm’s revenue was impacted by port and logistics disruptions that “developed rapidly and persisted throughout the reporting period”.

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