Posts Tagged:AI

Amazon Go is LIVE

Amazon Go is LIVE. So way back in another Mashup I introduced you to the concept store called Amazon Go – Amazon’s cashier-less, checkout-less, pick, pack and Go store of the future. Well now it’s live in Seattle, and the only lines are those outside the store with people waiting to try this new retail innovation.…

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Deloitte’s TMT Predictions put AI in your boardroom in 2018

Deloitte’s TMT Predictions put AI in your boardroom in 2018. Nothing makes the New Year sizzle more than the bevy of predictions that come out to set the tone for what to expect over the next twelve months. And one of the top dogs in the futurist game is Deloitte and their annual TMT (technology, media,…

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2018 will bring some BIG trends to reality.

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, as 2017 starts to wind down, we begin gazing longingly at 2018 and making educated guesses about where things will go next year. So time to don my futurist hat and spin out some thoughts on what the next year may have in store for us. After…

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Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018

Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018. Last week we launched our latest greatest trend report at Canada Post’s 10th annual Think INSIDE the Box event. In constructing our recent trend report, we quickly came to realize a new reality has now taken hold – the way consumers engage with brands has dramatically morphed. They can…

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Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil. It isn’t surprising that we are awash with data. What is shocking is the volume of data, as the “global datasphere” is expected to balloon to 44 zettabytes (that’s one trillion gigabytes!) by 2020, and 163 zettabytes by 2025, which marks a tenfold increase over what was created in 2016 (according…

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[FIGHT] Musk and Zuckerberg go head-to-head on #AI

Musk and Zuckerberg go head-to-head on AI. Two of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech titans have taken off the gloves, and are having a verbal sparring match around Artificial Intelligence (AI). Mark Zuckerberg came out and criticized Elon Musk for saying “artificial intelligence is the biggest threat we face in civilization.” The Facebook CEO chastised the Telsa,…

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Amazon + Whole Foods = Retail Whammo!

Amazon + Whole Foods = Retail Whammo! Today we can’t avoid Amazon constantly being in our field of vision. I’ve written about all the ways Amazon innovates, all the arenas they play in, all the ways they disrupt…. but with their acquisition of Whole Foods, this is Retail Armageddon. As the outspoken Gary Vaynerchuk puts…

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Forget dancing flowered garlands – Google Lens is AR with real utility

Forget dancing flowered garlands – Google Lens is AR with real utility. Right now AR (Augmented Reality) is having a moment, and it’s moving beyond rainbow vomit, puppy dog-ears and flowered garlands dancing around your head. Announced last week at Google’s I/O developer conference, Google’s new ‘Lens’ technology lets you employ the power of search utilizing…

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Google strikes with ‘YouTube TV’ – 40 Channels for $35

Google strikes with ‘YouTube TV’ – 40 Channels for $35. Just as we released our last Mashup on Amazon succeeding as a major disruptive force, here comes Google – taking a big swing at cable television. YouTube announces that for just $35 a month, they will offer access to live TV from over 40 providers,…

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Amazon A-GO-GO (What else can Amazon disrupt?)

Amazon A-GO-GO. What else can Amazon disrupt? It wasn’t enough that they figured out the world of grab and go, no strings attached, making it super convenient for – you guessed it – consumers. And, it wasn’t enough that they delivered the first products by drone (oh yes, you’ll love this feature when it’s -8…

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