Put yourself in the position of the head of a small to midsize company that makes products that have served customers well, products that functioned perfectly as standalone items dedicated to a particular purpose.
On August 12, the University of Cambridge (UK) first published highlights of efforts by its researchers to design, build, and deploy a “mother” robot capable of making 10 “children,” determine which of the 10 were the “best fit” to its intended use, and then incorporate the features of the best child into the next generation of children it would produce
The successful CEO is many things, but foremost, a leader. Leaders require courage, the conviction of their beliefs, and the savvy to bring together as one the many moving parts of a modern company.
Some things we see directly with our eyes, and some we do not. In fact, there are many things we do not see directly, but find evidence of their existence through intermediaries which we have built: Our scientific instrumentation.
One year ago this month, Connected World interviewed Diego Ventura, CEO of noHold about virtual agents, the IoT (Internet of Things), and AI (artificial intelligence). In the year since that interview, the pace of developments in these areas, and for noHold as well, has been blistering.
There has been a not so quiet revolution going on in an industry that affects every person in North America, and the long-term consequences for the employment of humans (vs. intelligent machines) in that industry are not rosy.
When something you see or read triggers multiple trains of thought simultaneously, insight follows, the “aha” moment arrives, and you might get a mild headache.
In the past two days, Grability Inc. has captured broad attention with El Corte Ingles’ announcement of the extension of its intuitive online shopping application to its stores in Portugal.
Despite analysts’ rosy forecasts for solar energy as a replacement for fossil fuel-based energy generation, there appears to be trouble in solar paradise.
My long absence from the pages of Connected World was due to an intensive round of business trips across Canada and the U.S. and a good deal of that effort was focused on understanding the challenge facing hospital group operators stemming from changes in health care insurance law and patient demographics.
Toys for Tots is a longstanding program run by the Marine Corps Reserve that provides needy children with Christmas gifts. Marines get behind this program in a big way, and there have been millions of happy children on Christmas morning across the United States.
“Garbage,” “trash,” and “waste” are words we use to describe anything that we no longer need, use or want; we get rid of the offending items as soon as we can.
Depending on how old you are, when you hear the phrase “virtual reality” you either think back to the “first wave” of the 1990s or to present-time names such as Oculus Rift, Microsoft and Sony.
Recently I was cleaning out a closet and found my old Motorola StarTAC cellphone. Introduced in 1996, it was the closest thing to a Star Trek Communicator that I would ever own.