Nicole Hennig

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Living Together, Alone

The Nook on Valdez is in a part of Oakland that is walking distance to Whole Foods, Lake Merritt, and a handful of construction sites. The building …

One Year Of Chatbots: What We Learned And What's Next

Interest in chatbots has skyrocketed since Facebook announced it would support bots on Messenger at F8 in 2016. In the 12 months since then, chatbots …

The Promise of Chatbots: Personal Assistants Are No Longer Just for the Rich

<i>A young woman sees a new brunch spot as she walks down the road. It’s just the place her friend would love to try. She pulls out her phone and starts</i> …

Chatbots Will Change the Way We Do Search

How do you search for information? Google? Bing?<p>Let’s say you’re looking for a job in finance. Where do you start? Most people will probably begin …

7 Types of Bots

We are still finding our way through the hype surrounding chatbots. They are disruptive, but at the moment, only a few deliver value that makes a …

Chatbots

How Bots, Messaging & AI Are Evolving

What 7 insider experts like Chris Messina, Shane Mac, Esther Crawford, Matt Schlicht & more think about the future of bots, messaging & AI.<p>Bots, …

Me + Bot = Me Bot

Downloading yourself one chat at a time<p>Chatbots are Disappointing…<p>Yes, today that’s true. Why? Because most are <b>pretending to be human</b> and that’s …

The best links to get started with Conversational UI and chatbots

We recently collaborated with Adrian Zumbrunnen to launch uxchat.me: a bot that keeps you up to date with the greatest and latest in UX. The …

UX Design

How To Make Space For Yourself When You Live In A Tiny Apartment

Your parents weren't kidding when they said it's expensive to be an adult.<p>According to a report by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, the …

Bots vs humans

Everyone is talking about the rise of chatbots; but are forgetting that humans are pretty good too.<p>In recent months we’ve seen Facebook, Kik and …

Bots: Conversation is More Than Text

What goes up must come down. A few months ago, chatbots were The Future of Everything. Forget the web, forget app stores. The Time of the Bot was at …

Talking With Bots: A Reading List

You can’t do anything on the web these days without falling over a bot. They operate in every field imaginable, from finance to medicine, and play an …

Chatbots

When Bots Fail At Conversation – Being Janis – Medium

If there is any skepticism around conversational user experiences, it is due to a lack of confidence in the current state of artificial intelligence …

The Chatbot Revolution Will Be Visualized

We know they’re here, near, and dear. We also know this space is new (again), and that adoption of bots by businesses and the general public will …

Chatbots

Bots Get Serious: My Two New Investments from General Catalyst

Anyone who’s talked to me in the last few months knows that I’m excited about bots. “But Phil,” I brain-hear you asking, “aren’t most current bots …

Why Is Everyone So Excited About Bots?

What Are Bots?<p>Bots are defined as software designed to automate things that you do. But that definition on its own is not very helpful — what does …

Chatbots

And Chill

<i>With unprecedented praise from:</i><i><br>TheNextWeb, TechCrunch, New York Observer, PSFK, WIRED, Brit+Co, and many, many more.</i><p><i>"This is incredible! I've already</i> …

3 tips for creating a human and A.I.-powered chatbot

In the past, commerce was always about two people trading with each other — a truly human experience.<p>Over time, we became more sophisticated, which led to the creation of currencies and commercial institutions, like retail stores. Now, with the advent of the internet and the birth of ecommerce, …

Chatbots

Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions

Most people don't live in tiny <i>Fifth Element</i> style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Conversational Interfaces - MIT Technology Review

Stroll through Sanlitun, a bustling neighborhood in Beijing filled with tourists, karaoke bars, and luxury shops, and you’ll see plenty of people …

Artificial Intelligence

The death of a startup was the birth of a bot

Warning: by the end of this post you’ll want your own personal bot.<p>Last summer I joined a startup as the lead marketer. The cofounders had been part …

New York Is Close to Making Entire Apartment Listings Illegal on Airbnb

The new law fines hosts for advertising entire homes as short-term rentals.<p>New York legislators are getting tough with Airbnb. A bill on its way to …

10 Modern Micro-Apartments for Living Large in Big Cities

The micro-apartment. It’s real estate’s newest buzzword.<p>At this point, we all know about the revolutionary “tiny house movement”. Now, city dwellers …

Tiny Home Test Drive

Last week, the first tenants moved into the city’s first micro apartment development on East 27th Street. I did, too, for one night.<p>Tucked into a New York City Housing Authority site, on a spot between First and Second Avenues that was once a parking lot, and flanked by linden and honeylocust trees …

Greenwich Village

Are Micro-Apartments a Good Solution to the Affordable-Housing Crisis?

During a recent tour of Carmel Place, New York City’s new micro-apartment complex, Ammr Vandal, project manager for nArchitects, explained how design can generate a sense of roominess in even the smallest spaces. We were standing in the building’s three-hundred-and-two-square-foot second-floor …

Can Micro-Apartments Become a Macro Housing Solution for Boston?

There was a time when the very phrase “micro-units” would send a jolt of anticipation through Boston’s rent-weary masses. Designed with high ceilings …

Multifunctional transformer layout enlarges small Paris attic apartment

Housing is in increasingly short supply in many major metropolitan areas, so it's not uncommon to see people renovating small, old apartments to …

Interior Design

Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …