It is finally here. On the 23rd of January, Apple announced the release date for the HomePod, around 8 months after its original debut. For Apple users, those who missed out on a Christmas smart speaker, or just avid Apple fans, this might be great news, but it is hard to get too excited about a fairly old concept within technology.
In the first 10 months of 2017, $8.15 billion was invested in edtech companies. And according to Global Report, EdTech spending is expected to rise to $252bn by 2020. Whilst some may be sceptical of introducing technology into education, the opportunities and improvements it could bring to education are at least something to trial. 75% of teachers find their workload unmanageable, therefore edtech could provide some much-needed relief - assisting teachers, NOT replacing them.
Living in the UK, especially within built-up areas - like cities, means you have a wide range of transport methods available to you. The transport industry has always been fairly innovative when it comes to onboarding new technologies, aiming to make the public transport experience as quick, easy and painless as possible for example, the introduction of the Oyster Card. But, with the UK roads being amongst the most congested in Europe, we have a way to go until we are truly using intelligent transport.
With the sophisticated technology we have access to nowadays, marketing campaigns have become more competitive and innovative than ever before. Martechs like Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer marketing and communications insights and intelligent suggestions on how to best target their customers. Therefore, boring, old marketing techniques will no longer capture the attention of your customer base. Here are four technologies all marketing teams should use to stand out amongst their competitors.
2017 was a big year for technology.
Customers can be hard to please. With service expectations and demands ever evolving due to the rapid advances in consumer technologies, quality customer service has never been more important. Market saturation and innovative start ups are forcing brands, with even the most loyal and dedicated customer base, to evaluate their level of service and get creative with customer service solutions.
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The pace of technology is moving faster than ever before. Solutions are being created to problems we didn’t even know existed, but one reoccurring problem that technology can’t solve is how it is regulated.
Regulating technology has always caused issues. Regulatory reforms are introduced to ensure current regulations are aligned and actively responsive to economic and social factors, but they often struggle to keep up with the accelerating pace of technology. Technical change often makes certain regulation laws obsolete.
Emerging technologies have the potential to completely redesign healthcare. With the impending move towards smart cities, it only makes sense that our healthcare becomes smarter. Rapid developments within reality technologies and artificial intelligence have seen undeniable impact on sectors such as retail, sport, manufacturing and finance, but the possible usage of these technologies within healthcare could revolutionise the medical profession globally.