Exponential Africa
Exponential Africa
Feb 18, 2021
#9 The Changing Face of AI
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This week's episode looks at the future of artificial intelligence and how we can build better humans using AI as well as create smarter companies that enhance and augment our capabilities in the workplace. 

From self-aware and self-replicating software systems and robots that are emerging to autonomous vehicles or predicting Robo advisors, the future is said to be better from the convergence or augmentation of this technology with others.


Dr Vivienne Ming: Professional Mad Scientist. Co-Founder & Executive Chair, Socos Labs. Theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of two. Co-founded with wife Dr Norma Ming, Socos Labs is a mad science incubator dedicated to solving some of the world's most pressing problems. In her free time, Vivienne works to design AI systems to help treat her son's diabetes, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers, and reunite orphan refugees with extended family members.

Dr Mark Nasila: FNB Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Mark has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, an expert in the data science and analytics field. This has placed him in the privileged position of being part of a small community of thought leaders in the data science industry. At FNB, Mark has developed an AI system for the bank to enhance the forensic review process.

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