South Africa wastes 10mn tons of food a year

South Africa wastes 10mn tons of food a year

News
Globally, food production must increase by 70% by 2050 to meet the demand. Yet nearly one third of all food…
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Reducing food waste through better demand planning

Reducing food waste through better demand planning

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10+ million tons of food is wasted each year in South Africa. Retailers are using machine learning/AI to reduce food waste through demand forecasting.
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Why forecasting matters for businesses

Why forecasting matters for businesses

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Imagine not checking the weather before packing to go away on a trip or not checking the traffic before beginning…
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Machine learning in the workplace

Machine learning in the workplace

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Given the complexity of data science, clear and intuitive communication of results is of the utmost importance. While most firms are good at collecting data, this data is rarely exploited to its full potential.
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The challenge of forecasting sales, stock and staff during COVID-19

The challenge of forecasting sales, stock and staff during COVID-19

Papers
There is no tougher challenge than seismic environmental unpredictability for retailers, restaurateurs and the hospitality trade, who are left to…
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Economists as data scientists

Economists as data scientists

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Many economists think of themselves as primarily economists and don’t realise that they share many tools and areas of interest with data science.
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What has the Nobel prize in Economics got to do with Predictive Insights?

What has the Nobel prize in Economics got to do with Predictive Insights?

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We’re very excited by the award since these three economists have been responsible for developing, applying and popularising a set of analytical tools we use. 
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The future of fast food – Johan Fourie

The future of fast food – Johan Fourie

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South Africa’s fast food industry is a textbook example of a competitive industry. No franchise dominates the market: while KFC…
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35 Most Innovative South Africa Based Machine Learning Companies

35 Most Innovative South Africa Based Machine Learning Companies

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This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based Machine Learning companies. These startups and companies are…
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Covid Vaccines: A Review of the Twitter Sentiment

Covid Vaccines: A Review of the Twitter Sentiment

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Just over a year ago, South Africa was in the middle of its first and most stringent COVID-19 lockdown (#level4lockdown);…
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SA chicken chain Hungry Lion harnesses AI to reduce error

SA chicken chain Hungry Lion harnesses AI to reduce error

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SA chicken empire Hungry Lion has brought on Stellenbosch-based AI startup Predictive Insights to reduce errors in demand forecasts and…
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Alphawave Group secures R100-million investment

Alphawave Group secures R100-million investment

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In an official press release, Frans Meyer, CEO of Alphawave Group, explains how the investment will increase the speed of…
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EMS postdoctoral fellow wins international data science challenge

EMS postdoctoral fellow wins international data science challenge

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Dr Cobus Burger, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Economics, was named the winner of an international data science…
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Man vs. machine: How humans tackled AI…and lost

Man vs. machine: How humans tackled AI…and lost

News
2018 was most definitely the year in which AI and Machine Learning (ML) took the lion’s share of technology media…
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Hungry Lion improves demand forecasting and staff scheduling using AI

Hungry Lion improves demand forecasting and staff scheduling using AI

Case Studies Papers
Hungry Lion implemented Predictive Insights solutions to improve demand forecasting and address staff scheduling challenges and saw a significant improvement.
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A primer on the South African artificial intelligence ecosystem – Ventureburn

A primer on the South African artificial intelligence ecosystem – Ventureburn

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Artificial intelligence — intelligent computer systems capable of learning from data — was one of the main trends in tech…
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