Youth Unemployment Prediction | Richard Taylor

Youth Unemployment Prediction | Richard Taylor

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Richard Taylor Meet Richard Taylor, one of the four team members who won the UCT Hackathon based on the Predictive Insights…
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Youth Unemployment Prediction | Zuleigha

Youth Unemployment Prediction | Zuleigha

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Zuleigha Patel Meet Zuleigha Patel, one of the four team members who won the UCT Hackathon based on the Predictive…
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Long-term budget forecasting: The ultimate tool for your annual budgets

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Budget planning and forecasting are critical elements of business planning. Budgeting determines direction the company needs to go in, while…
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How to avoid food waste in restaurants: 5 Useful Tips

How to avoid food waste in restaurants: 5 Useful Tips

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Food waste is a pressing global issue that extends far beyond our dinner plates. Contrary to popular belief, it is…
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Predictive Insights on CNN

Predictive Insights on CNN

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We have had the privilege of being featured in the most recent edition of CNN Inside Africa. Diana, one of…
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Youth Employment Prediction: A Recap Of The UCT Hackathon

Youth Employment Prediction: A Recap Of The UCT Hackathon

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This past Saturday (12th August 2023), Predictive Insights hosted a hackathon at the University of Cape Town. The event was…
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Becoming a data scientist: insights from a professional

Becoming a data scientist: insights from a professional

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Transitioning from academia to the business world, especially in the field of data science, can be quite a journey! Here are some insights from a professional.
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Tips and Tricks from a Zindi Challenge Champion

Tips and Tricks from a Zindi Challenge Champion

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Meet Cobus Burger, one of our senior data scientists, who won the Zindi Challenge in 2020 as well as in…
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Using Data Science and Economics to Solve Real World Problems

Using Data Science and Economics to Solve Real World Problems

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Neil Rankin, CEO of Predictive Insights, is a trained micro-economist with a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford. Neil…
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Harnessing the skills of economists in AI and Machine Learning

Harnessing the skills of economists in AI and Machine Learning

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Why have economists become surprisingly popular over the past five to ten years in the tech space? Neil Rankin, CEO…
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Three ways to improve your business using AI

Three ways to improve your business using AI

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Listen to our CEO, Neil Rankin, as he speaks about three things that businesses can do to take advantage of…
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Using AI for Better Demand Forecasting during Holidays

Using AI for Better Demand Forecasting during Holidays

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How do holidays affect demand? This year, April is a month of holidays. Pesach (Passover) is celebrated from the 5th…
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Predictive Insights, a gem leading the way with AI

Predictive Insights, a gem leading the way with AI

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A South African technology investment group, Alphawave, is backing at least five deep tech applications in its innovation units. The…
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Webinar on long-term forecasting

Webinar on long-term forecasting

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Predictive Insights has launched a Long-Term Demand Forecasting solution. The cutting-edge tool uses a combination of machine learning, economic and behavioral insights.
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AI Expo Africa 2022

AI Expo Africa 2022

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Predictive Insights at the AI Expo Africa The Africa AI Expo 2022 was a two-day exhibition of the continent’s best…
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Predictive Insights Extends Demand Forecasts up to 18 Months Ahead

Predictive Insights Extends Demand Forecasts up to 18 Months Ahead

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Predictive Insights today announced its Long-Term Demand Forecasting solution. The cutting edge tool uses a combination of machine learning, economic…
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What can restaurants learn from Central Banks?

What can restaurants learn from Central Banks?

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Restaurants and Central Banks seem unlikely dining companions – trendy and hip vs staid and serious. But one area where…
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What is demand forecasting and where does it work best?

What is demand forecasting and where does it work best?

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Demand forecasting or demand planning is an approach that attempts to forecast or predict what demand for a product or…
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South Africa wastes 10mn tons of food a year

South Africa wastes 10mn tons of food a year

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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

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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

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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

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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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