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Hearst Invests in Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality - eMarketer


With the launch of its new Native and Emerging Technologies (NET) group, Hearst Corporation has made a big push to keep up with emerging technologies such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and voice-controlled search. But the century-old company isn't just playing around with cutting-edge tools--rather, Hearst is using them to develop a New Age marketing and analytics workflow that delivers real business value. That's according to Phil Wiser, CTO at Hearst, who spoke with eMarketer's Maria Minsker about how the company is making the old work with the new. Phil Wiser: The group originated because we noticed a shift to voice-based interfaces, especially for search. We know that a meaningful percentage of online searches shifted to voice over the past year.

Meet The Former Google Engineer Who Allegedly Stole Secrets For Uber


Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Anthony Levandowski, Otto cofounder and VP of Uber's advanced technologies group, speaks during the launch of the pilot model of the Uber self-driving car on Sept. 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh. In Oct. 2016, when Anthony Levandowski showed FORBES a demo of Uber Technologies' nascent self-driving car project, he was less than a year removed from Google.