How AI is deployed to fight against cybercriminals

How AI is deployed to fight against cybercriminals

In early 2020, cybersecurity experts warned that cyberattacks were becoming more sophisticated, with cybercriminals exploiting artificial intelligence to launch increasingly complex attacks, and the sensitive data of the healthcare sector becoming a growing target....
Use artificial intelligence to combat climate change

Use artificial intelligence to combat climate change

By Dr Mark Nasila* Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that climate change is affecting every region of our planet and that some of the changes — such as rising temperatures and sea levels — can only be arrested, but are...
Why we can’t put off combatting climate change

Why we can’t put off combatting climate change

By Dr Mark Nasila* Climate change affects everyone everywhere, but it’s potentially even more devastating for those in emerging markets who are less prepared for calamities and ill-equipped to rebuild after them. It’s also a potential impediment to the progress that...
Featured scientist: Dr Sophie Marques

Featured scientist: Dr Sophie Marques

‘The role of abstract mathematics in solving large or day-to-day problems is usually not perceived by most. It is seen as too abstract. But when you build abstract mathematics, you build more than just a mathematical theory or proof; you construct a new way of...
Mathematics on the stage: fundamano success

Mathematics on the stage: fundamano success

There has been very positive feedback on fundamano.  The project presents mathematics concepts in an entertaining show that ‘takes you on a journey of appreciating the complexity of mathematics as something arising naturally by a need for a better solution to a...
Featured scientist: Dr Uljana Hesse

Featured scientist: Dr Uljana Hesse

Dr Uljana Hesse is a senior lecturer at the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC, Bellville, South Africa). She is a specialist in genomics, and has extensive hands-on expertise in crop production, microbiology, biotechnology and...