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AI community comes to CT

March 26th, 2018
The City.AI, a non-profit organisation, is meeting in Cape Town this week to share lessons and challenges posed by artificial intelligence and to discuss what impact it will have on humans in the future.
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Global non-profit organisation City.AI comes to South Africa this week for the organisation’s first local gathering of artificial intelligence (AI) practitioners.

City.AI meets quarterly in more than 40 cities to share challenges and lessons in applied AI. The first Cape Town City.AI event will take place on 27 March at 22seven in Hout Street, Cape Town City Centre.

The Cape Town City.AI panel includes David Anderson, Lethabo Motswaledi, Neil du Toit and Weibke Toussaint, with moderation by Christopher Brian Currin.

“AI has certainly been around for years,” said Lethabo Motsoaledi, CEO of Motsoaledi & West (MW Innovation Studio). “From healthcare to financial services, AI is providing superhuman powers to people who need to make insightful decisions. Since we certainly cannot avoid the wave, discussions around AI are important as they assist us in demystifying it.

“AI already dominates our mobile digital lives,” said Wiebke Toussaint CTO of  SisiSasa. “With the expansion of the Internet into the Internet of Things, AI will soon dominate our physical lives too. To consider the expansive impact of AI on our collective human future requires us to put aside emotional reactions and  consider the full extent to which human-machine collaboration will shape the evolution of intelligence,”

Chantal Louw, Cape Town AI Ambassador, said that bringing CityAI to Cape Town was a step towards creating a bridge to over 50 communities across 6 continents.

Tickets can be bought at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cape-town-ai-1-ai-implications-impact-tickets-41416575091  or at the door. For more information on Cape Town City.AI, visit https://capetown.city.ai/

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