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The first step to a borderless Brexit solution

A virtual wall that uses light detection and ranging, mixed with facial recognition, may be the first step to a borderless Brexit solution

Google wages war against biased data

Google is creating more ‘representative’ algorithms to mitigate against outdated gender, racial and other stereotypes

Black Friday: More than just hype

The bargain day that kicked off Christmas shopping and got rid of old stock has become so big that it needs cloud capacity

Why SA has Africa’s highest porn viewership

SA’s ‘sensual’ viewership — the highest in Africa and 19th in the world — is linked to high stress levels, say sex therapists

Why e-commerce is slow to take off in SA

Many e-retailers are profitable, but they should be reinvesting rather than profit-taking for online shopping to really take off

Artificial intelligence: the upside of robotics

Could the spread of AI hold opportunities for countries like SA that are thought to be rich in emotional intelligence?

Huawei’s intelligent design

The largest maker of telecoms equipment has ambitions in the enterprise and cloud spaces, unveiling AI-infused processors

SA’s online gaming is exploding and there’s big money behind it

eSports has a huge global following. Telecom companies see gaming as an important part of their new digital services

Cisco takes video conferencing to a new level

Cisco is using AI and the IoT to take video conferencing to a new, almost Big Brotherish level

What is ASMR and why do some people react to it?

Why are these fully dressed women who mostly whisper encouraging acts of self-care being treated as sex traffickers?

The dark side of technology

We face a new dark age because we are losing control over technology, a new book argues

Behind SA’s online shopping habits

In SA the three categories of purchases most often made on the web are clothing, entertainment and education, and tickets

Are robots the future of therapy?

Lying on your shrink’s couch is so last century. Artificial intelligence means you can unburden your soul to some software

Zero-gravity vacations could soon become a reality

A holiday that’s literally out of this world is close to becoming a reality, and it could have the trappings of luxury

A little more conversation with Samsung’s Bixby

Artificial intelligence now enables devices to hold conversations in which people’s previous preferences are taken into account