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Social media in Our Times

The plausible truth is that modern technology, especially cellphones, tablets and computers has made our lives seemingly easier and more convenient. The effects of technology have had a great impact on humankind since early inventions and now life is only becoming less and less manual instead it gets more and more technically motivated...

By Rachel Wray Makutu - Social activist 12 days ago

Defining what’s ethical in artificial intelligence needs input from Africans

Artificial intelligence (AI) was once the stuff of science fiction. But it’s becoming widespread. It is used in mobile phone technologyand motor vehicles. It powers tools for agriculture and healthcare. But concerns have emerged about the accountability of AI and related technologies like machine learning. In December 2020 a compute...

By Mary Carman & Benjamin Rosman 6 months ago

Top scientist: why South Africa shouldn’t be giving 12-17 year olds COVID shots – now

I don’t believe this is the most efficient use of the vaccines. In a country like South Africa, we’d be much better off offering a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to the 65% of adults above the age of 65 who have been vaccinated, and intensifying efforts at vaccinating the elderly and high risk groups who have not yet receive...

By Shabir A. Madhi 7 months ago

DA Looks Forward To A Historic Meeting In Parliament With Facebook.

The Democratic Alliance is set to meet with Facebook this has been formally confirmed by the Communications and Digital Technologies Committee. The meeting is set to take place on 25 May 2021. Similar invitations have been sent to other big tech giants – Google and Twitter. The DA has been at the forefront of tackling the issue of disi...

By Phumzile Mavimbela about 1 year ago

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