With technology innovation growing at a rapid rate and cloud computing providing access to computing resources that previously were not available to the average company Artifical Intelligence is fast emerging as a tool to assist in decision making. Currently there are wide ranging views on the impact of AI and the potential risks and benefits, as well as the impact it will have on society.

Study focus areas and objectives

This report aims to provide an overview of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) landscape, providing an overview of the key concepts around the technology, as well as AI use cases and short profiles of the top AI companies at the moment. We also look at activity in the AI market in South Africa, as well as taking a few on the different scenarios for AI in the short, mid and long-term.


Table of Contents

Brief History of AI

Definitions and concepts

  • Categorisation
  • Classification
  • Machine learning
  • Collaborative filtering

Types of AI

  • Reactive machines
  • Limited memory
  • Theory of mind
  • Self-awareness

Factors accelerating AI

Key Technologies in AI

  • Robotics
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Speech Recognition
  • Virtual Agents
  • Machine Learning Platforms
  • AI-optimized Hardware
  • Decision Management
  • Deep Learning Platforms
  • Biometrics
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Text Analytics and NLP

Impact/threats of AI

  • Benefits
  • Risks

AI Use Cases

  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Manufacturing

Leaders in AI

Local AI and ML Initiatives

The future of AI and ML

  • Scenarios



  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • One Hour Presentation / Workshop

Further information

For further information and details on how to subscribe to this research please contact Anita Mathews on 011 540 8000 | 082 466 2317 | anita@bmit.africa