Scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain -- 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and a new way of understanding the brain. For instance, a chip as fast and efficient as the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions.
Ray Fowler's insight:
A chip as fast and efficient as the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions........... this is what the future of AI is about
A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.
Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.
More people are watching TV over the internet, but they're not using their TVs to do it. Here are the BBC's latest data on usage of its streaming video service iPlayer, by type of device: All of the growth over the past year is among people watching shows on their tablets. Nearly half of the BBC's 234 million video...
Ray Fowler's insight:
Now its all about being charged, not about the TV schedules
In a roundup of current mobile stats, WebDAM Solutions has crafted an infographic detailing the latest facts, figures and trends in the mobile marketing space. Among the findings:
1 in 7 in the world have a smartphone57% of people won't recommend a company with a poor mobile site1 in 4 online searches are conducted on a mobile deviceThe average American spends 2 hours a day on their mobile deviceBy 2015, mobile marketing will generate $400 billion, up from $139 billion in 2012Android in the most popular OS with 52% market shareApple's iOS has 40% market shareBut Apple's iPhone is the most popular mobile phone with 41% market shareApple's owns the tablet space with 88% market shareSMS coupons are redeemed 8 time more than emailed offersMobile ad revenue will bit $24.5 billion by 201685% of people prefer a native app over a mobile websiteiOS apps generate 4 times the revenue of Android appsFacebook has the highest mobile with at 74%Mobile LinkedIn user are twice as active as desktop usersMore than 60% of Twitter's ad revenue will come from mobile advertising by 2015
Technology That Gets Under Your Skin Forbes Editor's note: we're running a series of five excerpts from our forthcoming book Designing for Emerging Technologies, a compilation of works by industry experts in areas of user experience design related...
Forget 4G, it’s 4K that has the potential to cause telcos and ISPs some serious headaches.If they thought HD streaming was placing too much strain on their networks, they ain’t seen nothing yet.
Via Andre Bontems
Ray Fowler's insight:
Challenge to telco. Can the network cope with the future 4k
Responsys recently commissioned a mobile marketing survey of 1,200 U.S. consumers and found that 68 percent of consumers who have downloaded apps, have enabled the push notifications. Among younger consumers (18-34 year olds), it’s nearly 80 percent. As you’ll see in the infographic below, push is a channel that marketers should not be ignoring.
What makes push such an interesting marketing vehicle is that while it’s primarily used today for interacting with consumers via smartphones and tablets, push can be applied to any device that’s equipped with an app. As Responsys’ SVP of Emerging Channels Michael Della Penna discussed in aprevious blog post, by 2020, there will be 75 billion devices connected to the “Internet of Things.” In this scenario, push emerges as an important technology that will enable marketers to expand the reach of their communications.
The catch of course is that marketers must prioritize the customer experience – and their preferences – above all else. A sure fire way to sour a customer relationship is to send an unwanted or irrelevant push notification to a highly personal device, like a smart watch. Smart marketers will get a head start on this future reality by understanding how to orchestrate push with other marketing channels and optimize the holistic customer experience.
Quick: when did the phenomenon that is now generically referred to as social media actually begin? Hint: Facebook definitely wasn’t the first social network. In the late 1990′s, platforms such as AOL Instant Messenger and SixDegrees.com were social. But the truth is, social media was around for decades before that. According to this graphic from Creative Rambling, social media actually began in 1969 with Compuserve and Arpanet! - See more at: http://www.sociallystacked.com/2013/07/infographic-of-the-day-the-history-of-social-media/#sthash.H6kdQQs1.dpuf
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