htxt.africast – TVs, robots and Bobby Kotick

Through the heat of the South African summer and the power outages of the distinctly South African loadshedding the africast is back this week with a range of topics.

These start with Sony and its recent launch of its Bravia XR TVs which claim to have gone beyond AI to replicate vision and sound on par with how humans do it, for a better experience. We have hands on with these new devices, pricing for South Africa and an interview with the managing director of Sony Middle East and Africa (MEA), Takakiyo Fujita.

Next up is Boston Dynamics as the company finally makes its way into South Africa thanks to distribution with Dwyka Mining Services. We got to see Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots – pictured above pulling a truck – in action this week together with another interview, this time with Dwyka CEO Jamie van Schoor.

Our final topic this week is the worsening Activision Blizzard situation with the latest report stating that CEO Bobby Kotick was well aware of the alleged harassment, rape and other horrifying crimes happening inside of his company. With calls to kick him out now coming from employees and shareholders, the writing may be on the wall for Kotick.

With all this coming to the surface we want to cast readers’ minds back to 2012 when Kotick complained that his dating life was difficult because people kept photoshopping him to look like the devil.

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