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Artificial Intelligence — Where it is heading and what we should do about it


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already shaping our everyday lives. While there is enormous potential for harnessing AI to solve complex industrial and social problems and to create new and innovative products and solutions, many organisations are still grappling to understand the relevance and future impact of AI on their activities and what they should be doing about it.


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Prof. Deshen Moodley

Deshen Moodley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and co-founder and Deputy Director of the South African National Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research. Having last worked as Director of an Internet startup company, SystemsFusion, based in Denver Colorado, he returned to academia in 2001. His broad research is in Artificial Intelligence, specifically the development of systems that can self-learn and adapt to a dynamic and evolving environment.

Prof. Thomas Meyer

Prof. Thomas Meyer (born in 1964) has been the UCT-CSIR Chair in Artificial Intelligence, and a full professor in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town since 2015. In 2011 he co-founded the South African Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR), and has been its Director since then. Thomas is recognised internationally as an expert in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

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Moodley, D., Meyer, T. Artificial Intelligence — Where it is heading and what we should do about it. Digitale Welt 4, 3 (2020).

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