Don’t fear AI — it creates jobs

New skills and new ways of working are needed to handle the system and its many applications

Does Elon Musk have a drug problem?

Yes, reports The Wall Street Journal, and that could explain his irrational behaviour

South African accents wanted — but who would risk it?

Meta wants to record our flat vowels. But look at what we have to consent to

Programmatic advertising is killing local media

The use of technology to buy and sell advertising space drains away the finance that could support South African publications

Facebook knew teens were in danger

New revelations follow the latest court case brought by the US government

The world awakes to dangers of AI

There’s a pushback against AI but it’s not clear who will win

Microsoft rides the AI wave

Microsoft, riding the AI wave, is making Copilot a central component of all its products

Google’s ‘privacy’ means primacy

Tech giant’s new way of tracking web habits and serving ads is all about protecting its bottom line

Will MoMo 2.0 make mobile money fly for MTN?

Traditional banking’s digital alternative is getting a boost from the largest mobile operator in Africa in its home market

Nvidia rides its second wave

The US company that made the chip used to mine bitcoin now produces the graphics processors that AI needs

The super influencer from Pretoria

How Elon Musk’s tech tentacles have penetrated to the heart of the US defence and industrial establishment

Google makes a mint off the media

Google Search earns 40% of its revenue from media content, study shows

Google faulted for platform dominance

South African investigation finds Google distorts marketplace competition

De-influencers add sanity to the socials

TikTok’s ‘mascara-gate’ exposes the fakery of paid product reviews – and sparks a backlash

Google’s video ads that nobody watched

Some are crying fraud over Google’s failure to deliver on its promises to advertisers

What the Reddit blackout says about the internet

As the profit motive becomes more pressing for Reddit’s CEO, the volunteer moderators he relies on are ‘going dark’ in protest