This summer, I’ve been working on getting pre-launch buzz for a real estate startup called Suuty. This lead to lots of Googling about what kinds of strategies other disruptive companies have used to get their first users. A number of stories I found were surprising, resourceful and at the very least, interesting. Here are just a few that kept me inspired.
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate. (
A Facebook employee at the company’s innovation center in Berlin, Germany, demonstrates the object recognition capabilities of new artificial intelligence technology that Facebook is creating to help blind people. – Sean Gallup, Getty Images
We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills? (
full article here)
“Automation will routinely tidy up ordinary messes, but occasionally create an extraordinary mess.”
documentary, Nigel Latta looks at the social and psychological effects technology may be having on teenagers.
What happens to computers when they get chucked out? Forward this video to 9min 44sec to find out.
The whole video is worth watching though.
There’s a new meteorologist on Dragon TV, a news station based in China, and her bosses are raving about her work ethic.
The newbie takes no holidays. She’s never late to work and never stumbles on air. Of course, it’s easy to be the star employee when you’re really a robot. [Read more at
Artificial intelligence and robotics have enjoyed a resurgence of interest, and there is renewed optimism about their place in our future. But what do they mean for us?
This Questions and Answers section on The Conversation makes for some thought provoking reading. Check it out.
Do you want to go to University? Why?
Deng Adut had a pretty clear purpose. How about you?