The report investigated how many travel brands have used Facebook Messenger to deliver customer service, and how many bookings were secured. Nearly two-thirds of airline brands (64.1%) are responding to customers within 24 hours, ahead of hotels, airlines and car rental companies in that order. Just under half of online travel agencies (OTAs) provided assistance for booking through a Messenger chatbot, compared to 18.8% of car rentals, 15.2% of hotels, and 8.7% of airlines. So as Facebook reports earnings this week, travel brands should be looking to read between the lines to understand where one of the world's three most valuable internet companies is headed next.
Angie Harmon is ready to date again, but don't expect to find this single mom online anytime soon. The 44-year-old actress and her husband of 13 years, former pro football player Jason Sehorn, announced their separation in 2014. "I don't think I'd do [online dating]," Harmon admitted to Closer Weekly. While Harmon is taking it slow in the dating department, she's finding joy in her work.
Known as "The Rock x Siri Dominate The Day," the ad sees Johnson call up a Lyft car, fly a plane to Rome, appear at a fashion show and more, all using the iPhone 7. In June, it announced Siri would be part of its new HomePod speaker, slated for release later this year. As part of iOS 11, Apple is adding more functionality to Siri as well, including translating languages and finding news articles on Apple News to topics you searched for on Safari, Apple's mobile web browser. By calling it a movie (and later reversing himself), Johnson may have revealed more about Apple's plans for original content, according to analysts.
Well, nothing draws attention and creates engagement like "fake news". The cost to society of letting a few fake news articles to get published (false positive) greatly outweighs the potential costs of blocking potentially valid news (false negatives). See my blog "Understanding Type I and Type II Errors" to learn more about the potential costs and liabilities associated with Type I and Type II errors. And companies like McAfee and Symantec employee machine learning to catch viruses (see article "Malware Detection with Machine Learning Methods".)
If someone is spending a significant amount of time searching for'marketing jobs' on a job board website, AI will track and learn this pattern and target the job seeker with relevant marketing jobs. Not only can AI reach active job seekers, it also has the ability to target those who may not be actively searching for a new job or career; AI software can analyse data from social media to learn when a user might be leaving their job, looking for work or changing career. For human recruiters, staying on top of job hunters' trends and patterns can be a time consuming process, but AI can take on this role and reduce the manual investment. AI's ability to discreetly track and spot candidates' behaviour patterns is a win win situation for both recruiter and candidate; recruiters have more time to focus on reaching the most suitable candidates, and job seekers don't find themselves inundated with follow up calls.
Companies that don't look carefully at artificial intelligence and IoT risk losing competitive advantage. Companies that don't look carefully at artificial intelligence and IoT risk losing competitive advantage. As for AI, AI-specific chips are being designed that will give AI power to mobile devices, as I've outlined in my blog post, "Artificial Intelligence: The Next Big Thing in Mobile." The combination of mobile, AI and IoT is already in use today in the construction industry as I explain in my blog post, "Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Mobile Apps for Construction."
Sure, it's not the awe-inspiring, interactive experiences that leave people speechless, but it's by far the easiest way to turn people onto the possibilities of virtual reality. Interactive virtual reality content powered on headsets like the Rift or Vive will not deliver the same amount of views as those watched on mobile HMDs anytime soon. This camera solution uses Google's AI algorithms to stitch the individual videos by pinpointing patterns after uploading to their servers. Which is great for those people entering the industry at the stitching level.
At the recent LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions' InterAction Share event in London, I shared with delegates my insight and advice in relation to the rise of smart technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), robots and machine learning in the legal ecosystem and how these technologies are being, and will be, deployed in the industry. It's important to realise and understand that it is inevitable that the roles of lawyers, general counsel, marketers, business development, social media and CRM specialists etc. The AI virtual assistants available via KIM technologies will no doubt impact (support and/or replace) many roles - lawyers, General Counsels and support staff. The role of human CRM and marketing professionals will shift too – for example, intelligent relationship agent, relationship manager, the big data guru, the data artist, the data steward and such – supporting individual lawyers in tracking a contact through an individual's entire life-cycle.