Tag: Digital


Are You Ready for Chatbots?

Are you ready? Chatbots are being embraced at an unprecedented rate because they are easy to build, scalable — since they can be powered across a range of platforms — and are both useful and promotional, said Christian Brucculeri, CEO and director at Snaps. The future of branded bots, he said, will be brands “owning” areas and “offering smart utilities. “A grocer or a food brand, for instance, could develop a recipe generator bot, so all one has to do is type the name of an ingredient, and get a bunch of recipe recommendations.”

Source: Brands as Chatty Friends: Are Chatbots ‘The Beginning of a New Internet’? | Digiday

The Economic Essentials of Digital Strategy

Digital disruption can be a frightening game, especially when some of the players are as yet out of view. By subjecting the sources of disruption to systematic analysis solidly based on the fundamentals of supply and demand, executives can better understand the threats they confront in the digital space—and search more proactively for their own opportunities.

Source: The Economic Essentials of Digital Strategy | McKinsey & Company

The Future of Fitness Trackers with Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar is chief creative officer at fitness tracker company Jawbone and founder of US design and branding firm Fuseproject. Here, he shares his thoughts on the future of fitness trackers, their potential to improve healthcare and how to design a device that people will want to wear every day

Source: Track, Measure, Motivate – Creative Review

1 Million U.K. School Kids Get Creative with Microbit

The basic Microbit is a pocket-sized computer circuit board, with USB, Bluetooth, accelerometer, temperature and moisture sensors. In short, it’s like the guts of a smartphone, only it has no screen, and it’s designed to be hooked up to all kinds of other devices. The idea is that kids can learn to build computer-based hardware projects the way you and I learned to build things out of wood, metal, plastic, and cardboard when we were in school. It was made by the BBC in partnership with U.K. startup Technology Will Save Us.

Source: The BBC Gives Computer Hacking Kits To 1 Million U.K. School Kids | Co.Exist

Ten Innovative Ways Construction is Changing

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The construction industry is going through a period of radical change, experiencing disruptive innovation through modernisation and technological evolution. Here are eight innovations changing the way the industry works

Source: Ten Ways We Are Changing the Way We Build – Raconteur.net