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Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur Goldstuck on “Should we be scared of AI?”

South African Arthur Goldstuck led early research into the size of the Internet user population and the extent of e-commerce in South Africa, which established trend lines for Internet growth in the country.

Today Goldstuck heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, and has led research into ICT issues like the impact of IT on small business, the role of mobile technologies in business and government, and the technology challenges of the financial services sector.

Goldstuck established the first benchmarks for web strategy and website evaluation in South Africa, and leads a team of usability experts that advises on website usability and strategy.

As a journalist, Goldstuck was news editor of the Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian), SA correspondent for Billboard, and a freelance feature writer for the Times of London, among others. He was the winner of the online category in the Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year awards for 2003 and publishes the online consumer technology magazine Gadget.co.za. He is the author of 19 books, including South Africa’s best-selling IT book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet, and the seminal work on urban legends in South Africa, The Rabbit in the Thorn-Tree. He has written five other books on South African urban legends.

Goldstuck will address the Cape Town Press Club on “Should we be scared of AI?” He will take questions.

His new book, The Hitchiker’s Guide to AI: A Handbook for All will be on sale.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Please arrive 30 minutes early
12:30 pm


Members: R300, Guests: R350 (includes a two-course meal plus complimentary wine). Working journalists: FREE but no lunch. Banking details are available on the website under the “Join the Club” menu item. Please use your surname AND the surname of the guest speaker as a reference. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.


The Grill Room - Kelvin Grove
144 Campground Rd, Newlands Cape Town
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