Mads Pedersen

663 Added | 2 Magazines | 177 Likes | 15 Following | 21 Followers | @madspedersen | Digital Media Manager @ Grundfos. Flipping stories about business-driven development, creative use of digital media and technology, social business.

How Chatbots Will Transform Customer Experience: An Infographic

Life is not what it once was. It’s normal for most of us to interact with technology in our daily lives. Companies lean on technologies to engage with customers, to help them with customer service, or enhance their customer experience through technology. Sometimes we call this “digital …

Automation

Drones Are Learning to Land Like Birds

It takes cool new wing tech and the smarts of AI for a drone to execute the landing that nature has already perfected.<p>Although our skies are now filled with quadcopter drones, fixed-wing aircraft have them beat in both speed and endurance; that's why the military's drones don't look like the ones …

Drones

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you.<p>“Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According to YouTube, the …

Machine Learning

Google Scrambles After British Government, Media Outlets Pull Ads

Google is scrambling to respond to criticism of its advertising policies after a wave of British media outlets—including <i>The Guardian</i> and the …

Advertising

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system. Images look better, too.<p>Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces …

Web Development

A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

Robbie Barrat started building AI on a bet.<p>His high school programming club was arguing about whether artificial intelligence could ever accomplish tasks better than humans. Barrat thought the answer was obvious. A few of his peers, however, weren’t so easily convinced and asked for proof by the …

Machine Learning

A Conversational Interface In A Contact Form ... Why?

As time goes by, everyone is trying to make their web experience as meaningful, compelling, and <b>human</b> as possible.<p>Conversational interfaces allow the …

UX Design

A Google Exec Just Claimed the Singularity Will Happen by 2029

Robots with human-level intelligence.<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google's Director of Engineering, is a well-known futurist with a high-hitting track record for …

The blockchain could help advertisers lock up our attention

<i>The tech revolution is coming to advertising. Chatbots are replacing humans, big data threatens our privacy, and the blockchain is linking it all</i> …

Bitcoin

What Ted Baker has learned from shoppable video so far

Brands’ experience with shoppable video usually follows a pattern: They’ll release a clip, wax lyrical about the future of retail and then — after …

eCommerce

CONSUMER REPORTS: The new YouTube TV service looks like a great deal

The recently announced YouTube TV service appears to offer a lot for $35 per month.<p>The plan grants you access to live TV from more than 40 providers, including all the major networks.<p>It has a nice selection of cable channels—Disney, ESPN, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, National Geographic, and USA—and even …

IPTV

Why no job is safe from the rise of the robots

Hollywood got it wrong. The highly intelligent machines that will be unleashed in the near future won’t be coming for our lives. They’ll be coming …

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

Batteries

What time is it on Mars?

Nagin Cox is a first-generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cox works on the team that manages the United …

Space

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything)

The formula for improved performance in any aspect of your life is actually quite simple.<p>We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us …

Self-improvement

Why Setting Goals Can Actually Make You Less Successful | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

“As much as setting rigid goals gives us a sense of security, real growth comes from being able to handle and manage randomness.”

Success

How to get the most from your agency relationships in 2017

Executives who know how to set up and manage agency relationships are best positioned to improve their marketing ROI.<p><b>As January draws to a close,</b> …

In A First, Facebook Overtakes Google Mobile Ad Network In ROI

by @lauriesullivan,<p>Facebook's mobile ad network emerged as the top-performing advertising network during the second part of 2016, giving marketers …

YouTube is opening up its livestreaming video feature to more users

I get the feeling that YouTube doesn’t really know what it is anymore. In 2006, YouTube was simple. It was a place where you could share videos – from pirated TV clips, to footage of your dog who, by the way, is <i>totes</i> adorable.<p>But now, it’s evolving into a legitimate social network-cum-livestreaming …

Google

Top 4 keywords every brand should monitor

Most marketers know that tracking keyword rankings properly is important and have keyword tracking tools to help them make sure their top keywords are performing well in Google and other top search engines. To add to tracking organic keywords, there’s social media monitoring that entered the …

SEO

Facebook wants you to watch longer videos, so it’s going to show you longer videos

Because that’s what’s on TV.<p>You know how mobile + social is supposed to = short attention span?<p>No more, says Facebook: It says it is going to start rewarding video makers who create longer clips.<p>This is a shift — yet another shift — from Facebook, which kick-started its move into video by crediting …

Facebook

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, and It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

These days it seems like most people have too much on their plate. Everyone complains about feeling overworked. So how do you tell your boss you simply have too much to do? No one wants to come across as lazy, uncommitted, or not a team player. How can you protect your image as a hard worker while …

Harvard Business Review

Chrome is the most popular web browser of all

The others aren't even close. One time market-leader Microsoft Windows' Internet Explorer is a distant third.<p>For over a decade, Internet Explorer …

Proposed EU law could kill cookie banners that no one reads

But the changes may affect ad-funded companies’ bottom line<p>The European Commission has proposed new regulations that would curb the way companies track users on the internet. Part of that plan would be to remove website banners that provide disclaimers on cookie policies and have the user’s browser …

Net Neutrality

Industry Giants Are Devoting Millions to Make a Moral AI

Rising Up to the Task<p>2016 was a year of many firsts in artificial intelligence (AI). It was the year that saw major breakthroughs in AI aggregate …

Artificial Intelligence

Welcome

Google Reveals its AI Is the Online Go Player That’s Been Beating Everyone

Over the last few weeks, an unknown Go player ripped through the online leaderboards, defeating some of the world’s top players. Called “Master(P),” …

Beastgrip dramatically improves smartphone video quality with depth of field adapter

Smartphones are able to shoot astonishingly high quality video these days, but ultimately, the lenses and sensors built into your phone are too small to get a decent shallow depth of field effect. Beastgrip is about to launch a Depth of Field adapter that makes it possible to use high-end SLR …

Cameras

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