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Could AI turn rogue?

In the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark and Dr Bruce Banner jointly created a powerful artificially intelligent being called Ultron to protect the Earth against all kinds of threats. This was...

Grade 9 exit plan has merit

Is leaving school at grade 9 the best plan to reduce dropout rates? When Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently announced that her department was planning to “formalise” Grade 9 as one of t...

How IT varsity is transforming Education

The IT varsity Difference – Your stepping stone to an amazing career. An exciting new challenge begins in November 2019! As job hunting becomes more competitive, graduates need to work even hard...

Rise of the Megacities

The world is moving to the city. We are living in a time when the world’s population is experiencing accelerated growth. According to a study by the Global Cities Institute, by the end of this century...

More entrepreneurs making the migration to online

Enter the “micro-e-entrepreneurs” Naseema Adams has had enough. She has decided to close her women’s clothing store after four years. “The rentals and operating costs are insane. It’s just...

‘Some prospective employers no longer hire on the basis of qualifications’

  Skills not Degrees? How important is a university degree to land a job in today’s workplace? According to a recent study by LinkedIn, it is not as important as most people assume. The study fou...

Children and Technology

Should you let children use technology? And if so, what’s the limits? How much is enough? And most importantly, should schools use technology in education and if so, how do they go about it? A l...

Your shopping only a click away

“Throughout the world, physical retailers are feeling the pinch of the rapidly-expanding e-commerce industry.” In my previous article I spoke about the impact of e-commerce on traditional ...

Does technology drive retail, or does retail drive technology?

Does technology drive retail, or does retail drive technology? In my opinion, it works both ways, depending on the situation. At times retail pushes technology innovation to meet the changing needs of...

Great Pioneers of Technology

Last year, the world of computing lost one of its great pioneers, Ted Dabney. He was the founder of Atari and the creator of Pong, one of the most iconic video games made. Like Ted Dabney, there are c...

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