Powering Up Down Under

Powering Up Down Under

Last year, strong winds ravaged Australia, damaging critical energy infrastructure and cutting power to the entire south part of the country. 1.7 million Australians were left without power and, to make matters worse, further blackouts occurred early the following...
Check Your Mirrors and Your PowerPoint

Check Your Mirrors and Your PowerPoint

Here is an example of teamwork at its best: last year BMW launched its Open Mobility Cloud, a kind of artificially intelligent personal assistant that uses predictive algorithms to provide information in its apps. This was based on Microsoft’s collection of integrated...
Sounds like…effective marketing

Sounds like…effective marketing

Fake advertising is typically frowned upon. Basing your ad campaign on truth is more likely to make and retain customers than making up stories to create a temporary buzz. Yet Mail Chimp, an email marketing platform, did just that with their wildly successful...
Replacing Wi-Fi with human connectivity

Replacing Wi-Fi with human connectivity

Pinned to a tree somewhere in the middle of a nature trail outside Bard College in upstate New York is placard that reads, “As of 12/16/08 this area is free of Wi-Fi.” Although most likely a tongue-in-cheek statement about our unreasonable reliability on a strong...
Artificial Intelligence, real savings

Artificial Intelligence, real savings

Artificial intelligence has the ability to recognize complex or miniscule patterns in massive data sets that would be nearly impossible for humans to uncover. Such calculations would simply take too long to determine or have a number of variables whose values change...
Avoiding a merger malfunction

Avoiding a merger malfunction

Amazon announced that it will buy Whole Foods Market this month—a merger valued at $13.7 billion and one that shook up food retailers Walmart and Kroger. AT&T and Time Warner are also in the process of merging for $85.4 billion pending a Justice Department review,...