Join us at the launch of the TUT AI Hub on 24 March

On 30 November 2022, the Department of Communication & Digital Technologies (DCDT) launched the Artificial Intelligence Institute of South Africa (AIISA). On the same day, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) launched the first AI Hub of AIISA.
The time has arrived for the exciting launch of the second hub of AIISA AT the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Join us at the launch of the TUT AI Hub on 24 March 2023!
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Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence leverages computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind.

Humans & AI

John McCarthy says ” It is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable. Source: IBM
  • Human Approach : Systems that think like humans
  • Human Approach: Systems that act like humans
  • Ideal approach Systems that think rationally
  • Ideal approach Systems that act rationally
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Types of
Artificial Intelligence


Reactive Machines AI

An example of Reactive AI is the famous IBM Chess program that beat the world champion, Garry Kasparov.

Limited Memory AI

Self-driving cars are Limited Memory AI, that uses the data collected in the recent past to make immediate decisions. For example, self-driving cars use sensors to identify civilians crossing the road, steep roads, traffic signals and so on to make better driving decisions. This helps to prevent any future accidents.

Theory Of Mind AI

This type of AI will focus mainly on emotional intelligence so that human believes and thoughts can be better comprehended. The Theory of Mind AI has not yet been fully developed but rigorous research is happening in this area.

Self-Aware AI

This type of AI is a little far fetched given the present circumstances. However, in the future, achieving a stage of superintelligence might be possible. Case: I, ROBOT movie by Will Smith
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Founding Partners
Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

Tshilidzi Marwala is a South African artificial intelligence engineer, a computer scientist, a mechanical engineer and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg.

He has published 14 books on Artificial Intelligence, one of them having been translated into Chinese, over 300 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters and magazines, and he holds four patents. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor and Francis Publishers).

Founding Partner
Prof Maluleke

Professor Maluleke is an extremely experienced senior leader with two decades of executive management experience within the higher education sector and joins TUT from the University of Pretoria, where he currently holds the position of Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.

Prof Maluleke is a prominent and internationally-recognised researcher in his field, specialising in religion and politics, as well as black and African theologies. Effective from January 2018, the South African National Research Foundation has awarded him a B1 rating as a researcher – that is, an internationally acclaimed researcher in his field. Prof Maluleke is also an elected member of the Academy of Science for South Africa.

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