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IKEA Asks: Do You Speak Human?

The Verge: ‘If you put an AI in charge of your house — letting it control the lights, the alarms, the temperature, and so on — how would you want it to act? Should it be ‘autonomous and challenging’ or ‘obedient and assisting’? Would you prefer if it sounded male, female, or if it was […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | May 3rd, 2017 | , , , , , , , , ,

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Facebook Chatbots Test ‘Conversational Commerce’

The Washington Post: Mastercard “has partnered with Subway and two other major merchants to launch ‘chatbots,’ which are robots that simulate human conversation. The Subway iteration allows you to order a custom sandwich for pickup, something of a digital version of walking down the chain’s sandwich assembly line.” Cheesecake Factory “allows shoppers to purchase and […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Apr 24th, 2017 | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Cannes Job: The Facebook (Data) Invasion

The New York Times: “Google and Facebook have upended the old order by taking ownership of the new one, claiming nearly two-thirds of the $60 billion online advertising market last year and on course to take more this year … Therefore, the word of the week in Cannes was ‘duopoly’.” “While Google has usually been […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Jun 28th, 2016 | , , , ,

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Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Are you a bright minded inventor with an idea that you think will make our day that little bit easier? Yes? Well, don’t. It sounds cruel, but unless your invention or idea will have some sort of legacy that can’t be outshone or over shadowed within the next few years then there is really no […] [...]

By MineTech | May 31st, 2016 | , , , ,

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