Is AI really going to take over the world? How does 'humane technology' affect the social platforms we share our lives with every day? And what exactly do we mean when we say 'Don't worry, it’s in the cloud'? On Tech Talk with Vodacom, our motto is ‘Trending tech made simple’. We tackle some of the biggest questions in tech with some of the smartest people in the industry in the hopes of making it a little less intimidating for us all.
Coding a new narrative: The importance of women in tech
In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, the need for diverse perspectives has never been more crucial.
From data scientists to engineers and entrepreneurs, women are rewriting the code of the tech industry. However, the path to gender equality is far from simple. It requires not only recognising and addressing biases but also cultivating an environment where all voices are not
just heard but valued.
In this episode of Tech Talk with Vodacom, we speak with Dr Ntombi Mhangwani, the Executive Head of Marketing at Vodacom Business, about the importance of diversity in business and technology.
16/08/2023 • 26 minutes 49 seconds
Smartphone trends: Dialling into the future of your phone
If there’s one thing that the past year and a half proved, it’s that our reliance on technology is only going to get higher. In a matter of days, our smartphones became our hub for work, entertainment, documentation and more, making them even more indispensable from our daily lives.
But what does the future of smartphone technology hold? In this episode, we speak with local tech journalist Nafisa Akabor, about some of the biggest trends in smartphone technology.
02/11/2021 • 25 minutes 40 seconds
Understanding AI: How does artificial intelligence work?
AI is seemingly everywhere today. It is used to recommend what you should buy next online, understanding what you say to virtual assistants, recognising who and what is in a photo, and helping to spot spam or detect credit card fraud. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about 'Artificial Intelligence?' We chatted to Atenkosi Ngubevana, Group Executive: Digital Process Re-engineering at Vodacom, about the future of AI.
17/02/2021 • 24 minutes 51 seconds
Coding: The building blocks of everyday tech
If you pay any attention to the technology world, you’ve undoubtedly heard the terms coding and programming dozens of times. Many of the best tech careers require the ability to code. If you want to work in a high paying field like software engineering, web development, or data science, understanding and using code is essential.
In this months Tech Talk with Vodacom episode, we talk to Oratile Maphumulo, Data Network Manager at Vodacom, about code. What is it? How does it work? And why do you need it?
21/08/2020 • 27 minutes 35 seconds
Humane Technology and the future of Social Platforms
In the first episode of Tech Talk with Vodacom, Drew Hook and Tarryn Temmers speak to Leo Redelinghuys and Hendri Lategan from Swipe iX about the rise of 'humane technology', and its effect on social platforms online.