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3 trends driving the chatbot revolution

By David Temkin for Venture Beat

Facebook’s big announcement at its annual F8 Developer conference, was to make Messenger, its 900-million-user messaging app into a full-fledged platform that allows businesses to communicate with users via chatbots. On the surface, that sounds like a standard, if very ambitious, product announcement, taking an already successful product to the next level. But it’s a lot more than that, and it’s worth looking into the three intersecting trends rolled into this one announcement to understand why it’s a big deal, and why the the chatter around chatbots is everywhere. (more…)

Global trends

April 14, 2016

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This map shows the countries with the most robots

By Elena Holodny for World Economic Forum

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently came out with its “Transforming World Atlas” research note, which examines global economic trends through a series of maps.

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Global trends, InspirAsia

April 12, 2016

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South Korean Team Takes $2 Million Top Prize At DARPA Robotics Challenge

Fastcompany: South Korean Team Takes $2 Million Top Prize At DARPA Robotics Challenge. DARPA wants to inspire the creation of robots capable of disaster recovery. But there’s a long way to go and a lot of work still to do.

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Fintech news, InspirAsia, Korea, news

June 8, 2015

Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers

The New York Times:  Faced with an acute and worsening shortage of blue-collar workers, China is rushing to develop and deploy a wide variety of robots for use in thousands of factories. (more…)

China, InspirAsia

April 24, 2015