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UWC students scoop top prize for hands-free banking app

Three students from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) came first place in Standard Bank’s annual IT Challenge competition.

The trio secured top honours by creating a demo application which provides voice-activated online banking.

Fellow team mate Liam Doult explains that the voice app can assist those who are visually-impaired and differently-abled to conveniently operate their banking transactions.

He explains that the app responds to voice commands and communicates using a tech device known as the Amazon Echo.

The team of computer science students was given a brief and just three days to create the app, whilst competing against 11 other national universities.

Their prize includes R100 000 for the university, and a Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet for the team members.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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