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Gartner’s Lewis Farran Explains Technology Trends And Managing For The Future

Technology Trends And Managing For The Future Lewis Farran

In the future you’re either a digital business or a dead business; and it’s up to you to decide whether that happens or not. This was Lewis Farran’s message from a recent presentation he gave at a conference in Tijuana focused on Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends list, which include: AI foundations, intelligent apps, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platform, immersive experience, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust.

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology with Sergio Langarica

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology Sergio Langarica Netek

Computers are increasingly able to figure out what we’re feeling. A recent report predicts that the global affective computing market will grow from $12.2 billion in 2016 to $53.98 billion by 2021. The report by research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets observed that enabling technologies have already been adopted in a wide range of industries and noted a rising demand for facial feature extraction software.

Affective computing is also referred to as emotion AI or artificial emotional intelligence.

On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast I’m joined by Sergio Langarica, President of Netek – a neuro applications technology company, to talk about the future of emotionally intelligent technology.

Sergio has 20 years of experience in Information Technology ranging from Start-Ups to Global Players. He is an avid promoter of these industries in Mexico and abroad in various Board of Directors roles at the Mexican Chamber for the Electronics, IT and Telecommunications Sectors.

Netek, based in Tijuana Mexico, has recently finished developing it’s technology after two years of R&D. Their first product, still in beta, is a an affective computing platform called Vibetek.

Below are some questions and our chat:

  • Talk to me about Netek
  • What is affective computing?
  • Why does emotion recognition matter? How do businesses benefit?
  • In what types of applications does emotion recognition have a big impact?
  • What applications have caught your attention recently that use emotion recognition?
  • Which industries have adopted affective computing faster and why?
  • How do we combat people’s fear that emotion AI will replace them? And on the flip side, how do we combat consumers fear that this technology is to invasive to their privacy?
  • How far are we from mass adoption from companies? What has to be true for the adoption to happen?
  • What is your advice to B2C companies that want to embed emotion AI into their business? How do they get started? What strategies will lead to success?
  • How can communities connect with NETEK?

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Calling all Hungry Minds!

About 5 years ago I started an offline meetup where me and a friend would each invite an interesting person to teach us something; I called it the Hungry Minds. It started as intellectual networking and just learning from someone else; there is no business card exchange. But it evolved into a brainstorm and support group. For example, we asked ourselves some of the following questions:

The Business of Chatbots with Maximiliano Contieri

The Business of Chatbots with Maximiliano Contieri

Though chatbots have existed for some time, everything changed once Facebook opened their platform a few years ago and has now made chatbots buzz around artificial intelligence.

Chatbots are little more advanced today but it’s safe to say that we’re in the experimental phase of chatbot development and adoption. And companies that want to approach artificial intelligence will have to experiment to drive innovation or be left behind. It’s how Conversa Lab approaches projects with prospects that are interested in developing a chatbot for their business.

The State of Chatbots in Spain and Europe with Patricia Durán

The State of Chatbots in Spain and Europe with Patricia Durán

Are chatbots a fad or the future? Over the last two or three years chatbots have become the defacto application of artificial intelligence. Adoption of chatbots varies depending on where in the planet you are located in but one thing is certain: this sector is growing very fast.

Blockchain in Government, Venture Capital and Cryptocurrency Outlook with Mohit Mamoria

Blockchain in Government, Venture Capital and Cryptocurrency Outlook with Mohit Mamoria

Blockchain is one of ten key technologies that will drive the Next Economy, and there isn’t a day that goes by where a new advance is made in its application towards something interesting in banking, government, insurance, transportation as well as other domains. Blockchain will change the face of business and society, so it’s an important topic to discuss and understand.