As part of the DSK Robotics fundraising initiatives, the DSK hosted 500 visitors to join an inspiring and informative evening with the South African scientist, researcher and innovator Dr Adriana Marais, our Robotics team, guest speakers Prof Ulrike Rivett and Rajveer Singh Jolly.
Africa remains one of the greatest potential markets for air transport on the globe and this year’s annual Aviation Africa summit and exhibition will explore even further afield with the show organisers promising speakers that are both down to earth and out of this world. The event takes place in Kigali, Rwanda (27-28 Feb 2019). Stepping into the unknown will be key to the presentation by Dr Marais – a quantum biologist, a theoretical physicist, the director of the South Africa Space Foundation and head of innovation for SAP Africa.
We’re bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time: how do we represent ourselves in this digital world that we are creating? And more importantly, how do we secure our identity in a digital world? We’ve heard about blockchain for currencies and smart contracts, a compelling and crucial application is in securing online identity.
Over the past few hundred thousand years, a new species has emerged – one that is rapidly and inexhaustibly producing huge volumes of data of their own: humans, says Adriana Marais, head of innovation at SAP Africa.
Some would call Dr Adriana Marais crazy for wanting to be part of what could be a one-way trip to Mars but she believes it is worth the sacrifice.
The SingularityU South Africa Summit seeks to explore how technology could help the African continent to meet future challenges. In physics a singularity is the place where the rules as we know them break down. Nothing of the other side can be known.