Monday, October 16, 2017

Guard Your Time — October 16, 2017


Twitter had a rude awakening and the public is looking for answers from immature architects of the attention economy; AI isn't that intelligent—it requires us to ask the right questions; Alexa knows your family; the next wave of automotive dominance: vertical integration; the brands that consumers are the most loyal to; the battle for online video ads; the most innovative retailer; what Washington gets from the tech companies; a wide-ranging interview with Tim Cook; the flight from Netflix to Hulu; the machine learning behind your Spotify recommendations; credit card breach at Hyatt (again!); research shows the effect of Uber and Lyft on cities—it may not be what you expect; a Stoic's take on life; and more in the Guard Your Time edition of The Full Monty from Brain+Trust Partners for the week of October 16, 2017.



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It seems clear that tech companies, while still enjoying the acclaim of the public, need to self-regulate, lest they come under fire of the government. These companies have built products and services that improve our lives, but at a moment's notice — due to a lack of human oversight — they have the ability to make life miserable as well. As a society we need to understand exactly what we're giving up and at what price, as well as how the industry must engage in a higher level of civic responsibility. 




Artificial Intelligence / Autonomous

The latest in AI, machine learning, bots, blockchain, and autonomous everything.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / MACHINE LEARNING

AUTONOMOUS / MOBILITY




Communications / Marketing / Business Strategy

Industry developments and trends, including retail, fake news, customer experience, content marketing, and influencer relations.

COMMUNICATONS / MARKETING / STRATEGY

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Platforms 

News to know about relevant social, virtual, and augmented reality platforms that may affect your business.

TWITTER / PERISCOPE

FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / WHATSAPP

MICROSOFT / LINKEDIN

    OTHER

    AR / VR




    Media

    The latest in the world of streaming video, audio, and the advertising, pricing and bundling models related to them.

    VIDEO

    AUDIO




    Regulatory / Security 

    Business disruptions in the legal, regulatory, and computer security fields, from hacking to the on-demand economy and more.

    SECURITY / HACKING:

      ON-DEMAND ECONOMY


      Measurement / Analytics / Data

      The future is not in plastics, but in data. Those who know how to measure and analyze it will rule the world.


      Mental Nourishment

      Other links to help you reflect, improve, or simply learn something new.

      “We’re tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers.” 

      — Seneca




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      Top image credit: by The Suicide of Seneca by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez (Wikimedia Commons) 

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