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Artificial Intelligence in China’s Retail Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 marzo 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) spend in retail industry in China has increased at 73.9% during 2018 to reach US$ 240 million. Over the forecast period (2019-2025), spend on AI is expected to record a CAGR of 24.7%, increasing from US$ 360.4 million in 2019 to reach US$ 1,686.8 million by 2025.This business intelligence report aims to analyze market opportunities and risks in adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in retail industry in China. This is a data centric report, consisting of 27 charts and 18 tables, providing detailed understanding of market dynamics through 20+ KPIs for the country. This report covers country level AI market size/spending forecast (2016-2025) by applications across banking and finance industry’s value chain, AI technology domains, and technology.

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REPLY Study on Artificial Intelligence: Quo vadis, AI?

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 gennaio 2019

Artificial intelligence enable machines to better understand the surrounding context, giving them the ability to recognise sight, sound and speech. This is made possible by machine learning algorithms. A current study by Reply, conducted with the trend platform SONAR, shows which trends are still relevant in this area. The study highlights some aspects of the future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Complex algorithms, Edge Computing tools that reduce latency periods and AI-specific hardware are yielding many new products and services for mobile computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Human-machine Interfaces.
Artificial Intelligence is also increasingly used to automate cognitive tasks in highly diverse fields. Advanced AI-based systems improve preventative maintenance for industrial equipment and facilities and help to optimise and automate supply chain processes. Tools for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) help automate everyday rule-based business processes, so that companies can devote their energies to more important processes.Although Artificial Intelligence and its various aspects are already a hot topic, development is still in its infancy in many practical applications. In the years to come, predictive analytics will have a major influence on the status of machines and plants through a combination of sensors, IoT platforms and AI-controlled analysis tools. Refined interfaces will increasingly close the gap in Artificial Intelligence between IQ-intensive interactions and EQ-controlled experiences and enable brand interaction at a closer, highly personalised level. Chatbots in customer service provide another way to devote time to the more relevant tasks that create value. AI Process Automation and AI-controlled decision making reduce the amount of time spent on everyday cognitive tasks.“We are living at a time in which AI is rapidly finding its way into everyday life and the workplace; some advances happen so fast that today we can hardly imagine the things that will be possible tomorrow. The three trends identified by SONAR give companies important pointers to help them navigate some already usable transformations provided by the application of algorithms on data” says Filippo Rizzante, CTO of Reply.

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The Societal Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 ottobre 2018

Bruges Belgium the Google Chair in Digital Innovation at the College of Europe organized an international seminar dealing with the Societal Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with representatives of Waseda University in Tokyo. The event started at 14:00 with a presentation by Professor Toshie TAKAHASHI of the School of Culture, Media and Society at Waseda University. Professor TAKAHASHI’s presentation was followed by remarks by Professor Andrea RENDA, holder of the Google Chair, who illustrated the current state of the debate on artificial intelligence in Europe. Comments were provided by Professor Shuji HASHIMOTO and Professor Yoshiyuki SHIRAKAWA of Waseda University, followed by a debate with the audience.
Developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics present new challenges to society in the 21st century. Robots and AI-enabled systems are already changing manufacturing supply chains, and are expected to gradually permeate many aspects of social life. While in Europe dystopian views are often predominant in the debate, with a looming threat that robots replace jobs and distort interpersonal relationship, in Japan the age of robots seems to have started earlier, and is less dominated by fear. The more consolidated Japanese experience may be very helpful for Europe at a time in which many Member States, and now the European Commission are discussing upcoming ethical guidelines on AI, as well as a policy and investment strategy to compete globally on AI and data driven innovation.

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The “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Industrial, Enterprise, Military, and Consumer Products, Services, and Solutions 2018 – 2023”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 maggio 2018

This research evaluates the global and regional robotics marketplace including the technologies, companies, and solutions for robots in the Industrial, Enterprise, Military, and Consumer segments. The report includes detailed forecasts for robotics by robot type, components, capabilities, solutions, and connectivity for 2018 to 2023.This report also includes quantitative analysis with forecasts covering AI technology and systems by type, use case, application, and industry vertical. Forecast also cover each major market sector including consumer, enterprise, industrial, and government.The global robotics market is broadly segmented into enterprise, industrial, military, and consumer robotics. Major market segments that cross-over industries include Healthcare bots, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Autonomous Vehicles. Enterprise Robotics includes use of robots for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer services and support. Functions include internal business operations and processes, delivery of goods and services, research, analytics, and other business specific applications.With the substantial amount of capital behind global industrial automation, the industrial robotics sector will continue a healthy growth trajectory, which is supported by many qualitative and quantitative benefits including cost reduction, improved quality, increased production, and improved workplace health and safety.The military robotics market is an important segment from both an R&D perspective (e.g. many robotics innovations are funded by government/military projects) as well as cross-over into business and consumer markets such as the public safety arena. The consumer robotics sector is in its infantile stage, but is anticipated to exceed all other sectors in terms of scale, variety and impact in the long run.

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Expert System conquista un nuovo primato nell’Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 maggio 2018

Innovazione tecnologica e nuove frontiere per l’Artificial Intelligence grazie ad Expert System. La società, quotata sul mercato AIM Italia, organizzato e gestito da Borsa Italiana, ha esteso l’uso del machine learning all’ottimizzazione delle capacità cognitive di Cogito® per rendere ancora più efficace l’analisi dei testi aziendali.Cogito è la prima e unica piattaforma di intelligenza artificiale capace di combinare diversi approcci e funzionalità per meglio comprendere e sfruttare qualsiasi tipo di testo. Il cuore di Cogito è un motore proprietario che comprende il significato delle parole e delle frasi (disambiguazione) grazie a un ricco knowldge graph multilingue che contiene milioni di concetti, attributi e relazioni fra concetti.Da sempre fortemente orientata all’innovazione, Expert System nel corso degli anni ha sfruttato le più avanzate tecniche di intelligenza artificiale, combinando machine learning e deep learning con algoritmi di elaborazione del linguaggio naturale e comprensione semantica per arricchire automaticamente il proprio knowledge graph, arricchendone la conoscenza e raggiungendo nuovi livelli di qualità con il minimo sforzo possibile.Le più recenti conquiste nell’ambito dell’intelligenza artificiale applicata ai testi (come language modelling su word embedding, cioè sistemi di apprendimento automatico basati sulla rappresentazione distribuita delle parole) hanno dimostrato un’ottima capacità nell’individuare il significato di ogni parola a partire da grandi volumi di documenti. Sfruttando tali progressi, Expert System ha potenziato il proprio knowledge graph, migliorando lo stato dell’arte della text analytics. Infatti, grazie all’approccio “ibrido” che combina il rigore dell’attività manuale alla base del knowedge graph con la ricchezza espressiva del linguaggio così come si presenta nel mondo reale, il processo di disambiguazione di Cogito risulta potenziato, consentendo anche un facile trasferimento fra lingue diverse delle conoscenze acquisite, con immediati benefici nel mondo del business.“Siamo orgogliosi di essere ancora una volta in prima linea nell’artificial intelligence,” ha dichiarato Marco Varone, Presidente e CTO di Expert System. “La collaborazione con la comunità scientifica è una parte importante della nostra strategia di R&D e innovazione. Con il nostro lavoro, infatti, puntiamo a sfruttare appieno il potere dell’AI per semplificare e ottimizzare i processi aziendali, migliorare l’efficienza e l’efficacia delle nostre soluzioni, rispondere in modo sempre puntuale alle necessità dei nostri clienti.” La linea di ricerca pioneristica dei Cogito Lab di Expert System, orientati allo sviluppo di metodologie di intelligenza artificiale ibride (Towards a Vecsigrafo: Portable Semantics in Knowledge-based Text Analytics, tecnologia semantica, approcci statistici come machine learning e deep learning, unite all’elaborazione del linguaggio naturale), è stata recentemente presentata alla comunità scientifica all’ultimo HSSUES workshop (Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics), che si è svolto nell’ambito dell’ISWC, l’evento di punta nel mondo del Semantic Web.

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O’Reilly and Intel Announce Lineup for Artificial Intelligence Conference, New York 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 marzo 2018

New York. O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, and Intel today announced a new business summit and lineup of speakers presenting at the co-hosted Artificial Intelligence Conference, taking place from April 29 to May 2 in New York City. The event delivers an unsurpassed depth and breadth in technical content with a laser-sharp focus on the most important AI developments for business.
New this year, O’Reilly and Intel are presenting the inaugural AI Business Summit at the conference. Through detailed case studies and informative sessions, the three-day event will offer practical knowledge about mitigating risk and out-innovating competitors through strategic AI business initiatives.Program Chairs Ben Lorica (O’Reilly), Naveen Rao (Intel) and Roger Chen (Computable Labs), along with honorary co-chairs Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly) and Peter Norvig (Google), have created a conference program that covers emerging AI techniques and technologies with a focus on real-world implementations. Keynote speakers include:
Mary Beth Ainsworth, SAS, Roger Chen, Computable Labs, George Church, Harvard University,
Zoubin Ghahramani, Uber, University of Cambridge, Kavya Kopparapu, GirlsComputingLeague,
Tim Kraska, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fiaz Mohamed, Intel,
Julie Shin Choi, Intel, Ben Lorica, O’Reilly, Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft,
Peter Norvig, Google, Thomas Reardon, CTRL-Labs, Olga Russakovsky, Princeton University,
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, Meihong Wang, Facebook.
“We’re excited to once again partner with Intel to host the premier industry gathering for applied AI,” said Ben Lorica, O’Reilly Chief Data Scientist and AI Conference chair. “Our new AI Business Summit, which highlights practical applications and implementations for AI in business, paired with our top-notch roster of technical speakers, make this year’s conference one you don’t want to miss.” The AI Conference offers a unique opportunity to tap into the leading minds in technology and business, and network with thousands of data scientists, engineers, analysts and executives across industries.

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NEW for CES 2018: Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 gennaio 2018

automotiveCES 2018® will once again feature breakthrough products and services across a range of industries and consumer interests. New this year are dedicated areas and programming focusing on sports, smart cities, artificial intelligence, high tech retailing, digital money and more. CES 2018 will showcase life-changing technology across more than 2.7 million net sq. feet of exhibit space – the largest show floor in its 51 year history.One of the fastest growing areas at CES, Eureka Park, will feature more than 900 startups from 42 countries, up 50 percent over last year. CES will also showcase the latest in vehicle technology, with more than 400 exhibitors making the automotive footprint at CES the fifth largest stand-alone auto show in the U.S. More than 170 government officials will attend CES to use the show and the Innovation Policy Summit conference track to examine hot-button policy topics that drive innovation and advance the industry. Last but not least, C Space returns for its fourth year and brings together the world’s innovators, content creators, marketers and creatives in one venue including Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Hulu, NBCU, Spotify and more. “CES is constantly evolving to capture the technologies and innovation of the future, it changes as our industry morphs and showcases the most cutting-edge work the tech world has to offer,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES 2018 has more new dedicated technology areas than I can ever remember us having in one year, and that speaks to the way technology is now in every single part of our lives, to make living easier through connectivity.”

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Is Artificial Intelligence Now Advanced Enough For Us to Regulate It?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 dicembre 2017

Artificial IntelligenceSingularity. It’s discussed by futurists and by scientists. Then there are the rest of us grappling to get our heads around the “reality” that within a decade or so, Artificial Intelligence will change everything.CMRubinWorld recently asked Millennials around the world to answer this question: Do we need to regulate AI now before it becomes a danger to humanity?“We are experiencing a time where five companies are holding most of the economical (and even political) power in the world: Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft,” stresses Reetta Heiskanen “We should think about fundamental questions: what are the elements that make human a human? And what are the ingredients that help us execute our own, individual potential?” Sajia Darwish comments, “It is crucial to control the power and availability of AI in order to prevent the dominance of powerful companies with large amounts of data and funding,” and Wilson Carter states, “it saddens me to think that a technology that could improve the lives of billions, like implementing autonomous farming to ensure all of the world’s peoples are sufficiently fed, is being warped into creating new age killing machines.” The Millennial Bloggers can be found all around the world. They are innovators and are dedicated to education, their merits can be seen throughout their efforts to educate and lead. The Millennial Bloggers are Alusine Barrie, Sajia Darwish, James Kernochan, Kamna Kathuria, Jacob Deleon Navarrete, Reetta Heiskanen, Shay Wright, Isadora Baum, Wilson Carter III, Francisco Hernandez, Erin Farley, Dominique Alyssa Dryding, Harry Glass, Harmony Siganporia and Bonnie Chiu.
CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done. (photo: website-graphic)

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“Cogito AI Day”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 ottobre 2017

porta nuova milanoMilano. Si è concluso a Milano “Cogito AI Day”, una conferenza dedicata allo stato dell’arte dell’Artificial Intelligence (AI), uscita dai laboratori per entrare nel mondo produttivo. Tra i partecipanti, primari rappresentanti dell’economia “reale” nazionale e internazionale provenienti da aziende come Intesa Sanpaolo, Lloyd’s of London, Forrester, Fastweb, Prometeia, 3M Italia e Generali.
La Conferenza è stata organizzata dalla Expert System di Modena: una società italiana di quelle più visibili all’estero che in Patria. All’inizio dell’anno la rivista americana Forbes l’ha inserita nel suo elenco delle aziende nel mondo che stanno forgiando la prossima generazione dei sistemi di Artificial Intelligence.“L’argomento è certamente sul tavolo e l’impatto dell’AI nel prossimo futuro sarà ancora più determinante”, ha detto l’Amministratore Delegato di Expert System, Stefano Spaggiari. “L’Artificial Intelligence consente infatti alle aziende di superare la gestione puramente ’numerica’ dei dati, aggiungendo la capacità di comprendere e gestire le informazioni per ricavarne il massimo valore di business”. Secondo il keynote speaker Boris Evelson, VP e Principal Analyst di Forrester Research – società gigante della consulenza strategica – una delle più importanti macro-applicazioni dell’Intelligenza Artificiale nel prossimo futuro sarà quella di permettere alle aziende di comprendere e utilizzare gli incredibili volumi di dati che già raccolgono. L’attuale tasso di crescita nell’adozione della tecnologia AI è paragonabile a uno “tsunami”: con un aumento nel numero di aziende che implementano la tecnologia in crescita del 27% tra il 2016 e il 2017. Ciò malgrado la chiara comprensione da parte di tutti gli operatori che “Certi compiti sono adatti agli esseri umani, non alle macchine”. “È importante porre nella giusta prospettiva le potenzialità dell’intelligenza artificiale e sfatare i falsi miti e gli scenari apocalittici a cui spesso queste tecnologie vengono legate”, ha dichiarato Marco Varone, Presidente e CTO di Expert System. “L’intelligenza naturale, umana, rimane centrale ma sono tanti i problemi legati alla gestione della conoscenza che, grazie all’AI, possono essere risolti già adesso in modo efficace e altri saranno risolvibili in futuro man mano che le tecnologie matureranno e miglioreranno.”

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High Net Worth Marketing, a tailored approach

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 maggio 2017

intelligenceThe word exponential is often used to describe the pace of technological change which has come to define the world we live in. And with new technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual reality only just warming up, the pace is unlikely to let up. In this environment is it easy to become convinced that, when competing in a global marketplace, speed is the greatest of virtues. Indeed, in The Great Acceleration, author Robert Colvile argues that speed has become the defining feature of the modern economy, the driving force behind wealth creation in the 21st century.The High Net Worth (HNW) marketing space is no exception and here also, the trend is towards speed, automation and algorithms. Some companies now use machine learning and natural language processing to target their HNW marketing. Even HNW financial advice is now being automated by companies looking to stay ahead of the technological curve and increase market share.A recent survey from the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute found that, contrary to prevailing trends, while 70% of respondents agreed that automation would bring benefits, a majority still preferred some degree of human interaction. Automated marketing can also sometimes find itself on the wrong side of the fine line between mass electronic communications and spam. While approaches based on machine learning and other emergent technologies can be useful in building initial relationships, the simple act of clearing cookies has the potential to reset the system – in effect undoing any relationship and sending a marketing campaign back to square one.There are also policy dimensions to consider. Recently a whole host of organisations have pulled advertising from YouTube following the discovery that the marketing campaigns into which they have poured a great deal of time, energy and finance, are running alongside extremist videos which have been uploaded to the site2. To a large extent governments and policy makers are engaged in a constant game of catch up when it comes to new technologies. For a HNW marketing campaign that finds itself promoted alongside a video glorifying extremist causes however the damage is already done, irrespective of whatever the government policy might be towards managing these issues. Another problem posed by the one-size-fits-all approach to HNW marketing is that those who fall into the HNW and Ultra-HNW categories are an increasingly diverse and transnational demographic. There is now a broad spread of HNW individuals, spread both geographically, generationally and socially. Whether it’s industrial magnates from China, energy bosses from Russia or 20-something tech entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, the days when HWN individuals could be easily categorised or understood as a homogeneous mass are long-gone.
The tastes and habits of this group are just as diverse and as a result patterns of luxury consumption are changing. The trend is away from mass produced items and towards individually created and bespoke products. Indeed, as Margaret Wolhunter of luxury brand strategists The Partners has argued: “Luxury can begin for the individual with a special interest which can become a passion – investing which can focus more on craftsmanship, limited editions and one-off items.” Is there a balance to be struck then between making the most of what new technologies allow when it comes to HNW marketing, while also remembering that those you are targeting are diverse and discerning individuals? For example, SKS Media has built a business around a granular, one-by-one approach which treats each campaign and each client individually. The focus of each campaign always remains very simple: return on investment. While the trend in HNW marketing is often towards expensive events and brand awareness campaigns, the returns on these significant expenses can often be ephemeral. This is why an established agency remains focused on tangible returns which actually grow a client’s business. And while, in a sped-up and interconnected world, this might feel like swimming against the tide, there are growing numbers of people willing to question the narrative that tech is always best. Snapchats recent $29 billion IPO (despite the company having never made a profit) have led many to speculate that we are in the midst of a tech bubble akin to the dot-com bubble of the late 90’s.John Winters, Director at SKS Media’s Singapore office, says: “Technology gives anybody working in the HNW marketing space a whole range of exciting tools with which to better develop and reach out to new audiences. The HNW market is increasingly diverse and increasingly global however and this makes it increasingly difficult to develop systems or approaches which can be applied to this audience as a whole.”The key to HNW marketing is relationships and while working with new technologies needs to be part of the mix for anybody looking to make an impact, there is still a preference in this audience demographic for a more traditional approach focused on ROI, detailed bespoke campaigns and personal attention to relationships.”Highly targeted campaigns, adapted for a range of mediums from broadcast, direct response, networking, events and digital, usually prove to be the most effective. So, when looking at tech trends and the possibilities they promise, the lesson for HNW marketers has to be, don’t not believe all the hype, but take it with a pinch of salt. Or is that silicon?!”

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High Net Worth Marketing, a tailored approach

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 aprile 2017

london-centralLondon. The word exponential is often used to describe the pace of technological change which has come to define the world we live in. And with new technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual reality only just warming up, the pace is unlikely to let up. In this environment is it easy to become convinced that, when competing in a global marketplace, speed is the greatest of virtues. Indeed, in The Great Acceleration, author Robert Colvile argues that speed has become the defining feature of the modern economy, the driving force behind wealth creation in the 21st century.The High Net Worth (HNW) marketing space is no exception and here also, the trend is towards speed, automation and algorithms. Netz.uk for example, based in London, use machine learning and natural language processing to target their HNW marketing. Even HNW financial advice is now being automated by companies looking to stay ahead of the technological curve and increase market share.
A recent survey from the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute found that, contrary to prevailing trends, while 70% of respondents agreed that automation would bring benefits, a majority still preferred some degree of human interaction1. Automated marketing can also sometimes find itself on the wrong side of the fine line between mass electronic communications and spam. While approaches based on machine learning and other emergent technologies can be useful in building initial relationships, the simple act of clearing cookies has the potential to reset the system – in effect undoing any relationship and sending a marketing campaign back to square one.There are also policy dimensions to consider. Recently a whole host of organisations have pulled advertising from YouTube following the discovery that the marketing campaigns into which they have poured a great deal of time, energy and finance, are running alongside extremist videos which have been uploaded to the site2. To a large extent governments and policy makers are engaged in a constant game of catch up when it comes to new technologies. For a HNW marketing campaign that finds itself promoted alongside a video glorifying extremist causes however the damage is already done, irrespective of whatever the government policy might be towards managing these issues.
Another problem posed by the one-size-fits-all approach to HNW marketing is that those who fall into the HNW and Ultra-HNW categories are an increasingly diverse and transnational demographic. There is now a broad spread of HNW individuals, spread both geographically, generationally and socially. Whether it’s industrial magnates from China, energy bosses from Russia or 20-something tech entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, the days when HWN individuals could be easily categorised or understood as a homogeneous mass are long-gone.The tastes and habits of this group are just as diverse and as a result patterns of luxury consumption are changing. The trend is away from mass produced items and towards individually created and bespoke products. Indeed, as Margaret Wolhunter of luxury brand strategists The Partners has argued: “Luxury can begin for the individual with a special interest which can become a passion – investing which can focus more on craftsmanship, limited editions and one-off items.”
Is there a balance to be struck then between making the most of what new technologies allow when it comes to HNW marketing, while also remembering that those you are targeting are diverse and discerning individuals?For example, SKS Media has built a business around a granular, one-by-one approach which treats each campaign and each client individually. The focus of each campaign always remains very simple: return on investment. While the trend in HNW marketing is often towards expensive events and brand awareness campaigns, the returns on these significant expenses can often be ephemeral. This is why an established agency remains focused on tangible returns which actually grow a client’s business. And while, in a sped-up and interconnected world, this might feel like swimming against the tide, there are growing numbers of people willing to question the narrative that tech is always best. Snapchats recent $29 billion IPO (despite the company having never made a profit) have led many to speculate that we are in the midst of a tech bubble akin to the dot-com bubble of the late 90’s.John Winters, Director at SKS Media’s Singapore office, says: “Technology gives anybody working in the HNW marketing space a whole range of exciting tools with which to better develop and reach out to new audiences. The HNW market is increasingly diverse and increasingly global however and this makes it increasingly difficult to develop systems or approaches which can be applied to this audience as a whole.

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Frost & Sullivan: The Future Car Will Be a Giant Computer, Driven By a Robot, While You Prepare for Your Day

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 ottobre 2013

LONDON, UK Technological advancements are gaining pace and coalesce to create an all-encompassing future mobility concept, which today still sounds as if taken from a sci-fi movie. Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet multi-sensory trends as well as robotics are developing their footprint in the mobility industry. Five years from now, people will be able to feel the leather of the car seat without actually being close to the vehicle. Cars will become giant computers with an innumerable amount of AI tools, managing the environment and communicating intelligently with other cars on the road, analysing traffic, making choices about where to drive and analysing the speed patterns of others. And while the robot drives your car to your work, you can prepare for your day.A newly published Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com) video report titled The Future of Mobility summarises the key factors which impact the way people will move from door to door in the future and which will add a new dimension to the mobility behaviour of human beings. The video report highlights mega trends impacting mobility, presents future mobility solutions like car sharing, and mobility apps, providing door to door one stop shop journeys, and discusses and compares what organisations within the mobility eco-system are doing to embrace this change. The report also looks at latest developments in artificial intelligence, human augmentation, robotics, digitalisation and connectivity and how this will transform the mobility eco-system.
“Frost & Sullivan analysis discovered that every new car will be “connected” by 2014, either via an embedded or tethered platform, making cars the third most connected “devices” behind mobile phones and tablet computers,” forecasts Frost & Sullivan Senior Partner and Global Practice Director Automotive & Transportation, Mr. Sarwant Singh. “A life changing impact of connectivity will be the driverless car, and no one other than Google is leading it. Google has pushed the car industry to develop autonomous driving and at the heart of its business model of driverless cars, is that cars are not owned anymore but shared. We expect very soon a company like Google or a car company to test run trials of 20 to 30 fully driverless cars in a shared business model within a small community to test the concept and prove to the world, that this technology is closer than we believe.”The focus for car manufacturers therefore will have to be on finding ways to differentiate themselves. More and more drivers turn away from car ownership and become members of car sharing organisations, expecting the rented vehicle to be connected, fully equipped with latest safety and infotainment systems and driving on electricity.“In order to stay competitive car companies have to provide value added services such as multi-modal journey planning, car sharing and services that make mobility much easier,” advices Mobility Programme Manager, Martyn Briggs from Frost & Sullivan. “Looking further forward, why not have your car book your parking at destination before you leave home, or play your favourite UK internet radio when you are working in LA, park your car remotely in tight parking spaces at a click of a button, and drive itself through a slow speed traffic jam while you read your books hands off. The cars of the future will be something similar, and could even get you home safely after an evening’s drinking, as your car will be fully autonomous.” This future mobility scenario leaves room for many similar ideas and is further influencing core transportation providers to consider new propositions to exploit the opportunities that mobility can bring.

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