Deep Learning Indicative of the increasing hunger for knowledge around Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the runaway success of the Deep Learning Indaba which debuted at the University of the Witwatersrand in September 2017. With almost 300 participants (750 requests for attendance), representing 22 African countries and 33 African research institutes, it is […]

In terms of interoperability, it is common knowledge that electronic security systems have not evolved at the same rate as information technology and telecommunication systems. With the advent of IP this has started to change, but at a far slower rate than expected. Even though an attempt at implementing standards is underway, it is driven […]

One of the biggest challenges facing technology vendors and end users alike is the ongoing threat presented by the commoditisation of products. Commoditisation, says Bernard Senekal, MD of Naxian Systems, is the process by which technology that was traditionally viewed as ‘cheap’ has stood up and started delivering quality and features at the same or […]

Naxian Systems is the dynamic fusion of the accumulated knowledge, experience, resources and intellectual property of two industry specialists. Officially launched in May 2017, Naxian Systems is driven by owners Bernard Senekal and Gerhard Furter. Recognising a need in the market to adapt to the increasing trend towards the internet of things (IoT), Furter’s work […]

Technology development is moving at a blistering pace. It is claimed that “…there has been more improvement in the human condition for people living in the United States in this century than for all people in all previous centuries of human history combined.” Take a quick look at Futurism’s predicted ‘Things to come’ courtesy of: […]

It is easy to forget that talk around artificial intelligence (AI) began decades ago. In a paper presented at the 3rd international joint conference on artificial intelligence in Stanford, USA (author references below) in August 1973, it was stated: “At the present stage of research in artificial intelligence, machines are still remote from achieving a level of intelligence comparable in complexity to human thought