“Pokémon Go: Meaningless Obsession or Augmented Reality Catalyst?” was a headline of a post I wrote in the summer of 2016 shortly before the gaming obsession hit full steam. Nearly 20 months after, where do we stand with the future of “reality”?
As this year draws to a close, It is time to take a look back at the biggest ecommerce trends of 2017. The increased use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate marketing and merchandising has been a key trend.
In a previous article, we introduced Big Data, defined what is, its market presence, and its role in creating social good. Continuing along the same lines, we will talk about another field in which Big Data is playing a big role: The Healthcare industry.
We live in the age of data. Around us, databases contain exobytes about us and the world that we live in. There is a sense, especially among managers and decision makers, that all of that data should be able to tell us something, especially after nearly a decade where "Big Data" as a meme has become one of the most marketed phrases on the planet.
In August of 2008, the domain bitcoin.org was registered, and only three months later, a mysterious entity posted the original bitcoin whitepaper. Authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, an entity claiming to be a 36-year old Japanese man, the whitepaper is only a nine page document outlining the core fundamentals of bitcoin, and was followed by the first open source bitcoin client in January of 2009. Satoshi himself mined the first block, called the genesis block, which had a reward of 50 bitcoins.
Apple was in the news this weekend for at least 2 reasons. One, for smoothening out instantaneous peaks on your iPhone and two, for getting sued for doing so.
My whole life I have loved robots. From watching Johnny 5 on “Short Circuit” to dreaming of having a maid like Rosie from “The Jetsons” as an adult. Some of my favorite movies as a teen had robots in them. “Terminator,” “Robocop,” “I, Robot” (Was I the only one?), and of course there is the resurging popularity of “Star Wars” and its sequels/spin-offs, which is nearing $2 billion in revenue globally. It’s clear that robots are at the forefront of everyone’s minds around the world. These great shows and movies got us thinking: What do people really think about the impact robots and automation are having on their lives, particularly work?