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16 & 17 October 2019
Kyalami International Convention Centre

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November 2, 2018
Mic Mann talks about future-proofing Africa's workforce with SABC Network

Mic Mann,co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa and co-organiser of the SingularityU South Africa Summit, talks to Siphumelele Zondi from SABC Network about how exponential technologies will help to future-proof Africa's workforce.    

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November 2, 2018
How VR impacts the work sphere

Mic Mann,co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa and co-organiser of the SingularityU South Africa Summit, wrote an opinion article for The Star about how virtual reality is transforming the work space and the future of the professional. Exponential technologies, such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality as well as immersive computing are transforming the way in which […]

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November 2, 2018
Radio meets virtual reality ahead of the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018

For the first time, the Classic Business Breakfast and Moneyweb team conducted a radio interview while immersed in the virtual world. Watch the video below as Aaron Frank, principal faculty at Singularity University, and Mic Mann, director at Mic Mann and co-organiser of the SingularityU South Africa Summit, share developments and trends in the VR space.

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October 10, 2018
Karen’s philosophy on food - By Word of Mouth

There will be an abundance of delicious food throughout the two days, crafted by Karen Short from – By Word of Mouth to delight all palettes   

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March 29, 2018
Education: the hardest sector to automate

Syndicated from singularityhub.com (Raya Bidshahri) with permission, edited by Mann Made Media. We’ve all heard the warnings: automation will disrupt entire industries and put millions of people out of jobs. Up to 45 per cent of existing jobs can already be automated using current technology. However, this may not apply to the education sector. After analysing more […]

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March 28, 2018
Why Intelligent Optimism Is Crucial to Human Progress

There is nothing to be gained from blind optimism. But an optimistic mindset can be grounded in rationality and evidence. It may be hard to believe, but we are living in the most exciting time in human history. Despite all of our ongoing global challenges, humanity has never been better off. Not only are we […]

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March 28, 2018
How Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory If Paired With Learning

In 47 CE, Scribonius Largus, court physician to the Roman emperor Claudius, described in his Compositiones a method for treating chronic migraines: place torpedo fish on the scalps of patients to ease their pain with electric shocks. Largus was on the right path; our brains are comprised of electrical signals that influence how brain cells communicate with […]

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March 28, 2018
Scientists Call Out Ethical Concerns for the Future of Neurotechnology

For some die-hard tech evangelists, using neural interfaces to merge with AI is the inevitable next step in humankind’s evolution. But a group of 27 neuroscientists, ethicists, and machine learning experts have highlighted the myriad ethical pitfalls that could be waiting. To be clear, it’s not just futurologists banking on the convergence of these emerging technologies. The […]

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March 28, 2018
The Doctor in the Machine: How AI Is Saving Lives in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence has received its fair share of hype recently. However, it’s hype that’s well-founded: IDC predicts worldwide spend on AI and cognitive computing will culminate to a whopping $46 billion (with a “b”) by 2020, and all the tech giants are jumping on board faster than you can say “ROI.” But what is AI, exactly? According […]

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March 28, 2018
Powerful New Algorithm Is a Big Step Towards Whole-Brain Simulation

The renowned physicist Dr. Richard Feynman once said: “What I cannot create, I do not understand. Know how to solve every problem that has been solved.” An increasingly influential subfield of neuroscience has taken Feynman’s words to heart. To theoretical neuroscientists, the key to understanding how intelligence works is to recreate it inside a computer. […]

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