Research: Get your Company Ready for AI

In a world of fleeting tweets and memes, it’s important to ground your business based on in-depth research. Kaleido’s latest 50-page report on AI Readiness, get your company on the right track as they adopt automation. We offer both a sample at no-cost, and ability to purchase the entire 50-page report. I’ve been interviewing many companies on how they’ve been rolling out AI for their customer-facing engagements as well as for customer care use cases. One thing is very clear, they’re experimenting, and in most cases, they don’t have the full support of the rest of the organization. My talented business partner Jessica Groopman, has published an in depth 50-page report which gives unseen insights, pragmatic recommendations based off interviews … Continue readingResearch: Get your Company Ready for AI

Self Driving Cars will save you Time and Money

Mercedes Self driving car concept: Let’s look at each other! With a self driving car, what will you do with that extra time and money? Plan now, they arrive in 2–3 years. Time Savings: The average American commuter spends 50 minutes a day going to work and back. With self driving cars emerging in just 2–3 years, what will you do with your reclaimed time? Me? I sometimes take an Uber or Lyft to downtown SF from Silicon Valley, traffic is gnarly, parking is frustrating and expensive. I use this downtime to: catch up on emails, listen to audiobooks/music and relax or take a nap — it’s already like a self driving car. BMW’s self driving car concept, I’ve seen this first-hand, impressive. … Continue readingSelf Driving Cars will save you Time and Money

The Future of Shopping Does Not Involve Carts

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and crazed consumerism is the top activity, both on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and everywhere in between. Many shoppers are filling up physical shopping carts (hopefully avoiding a nasty elbow or two) and online shoppers are filling up digital shopping carts. Shopping carts (both physical and digital) will be an anachronism in just several years. In the near-distant future, goods will be delivered before we realize we want them, in a predictive manner. As we interact with products at physical showrooms or online, samples will arrive to our homes within hours, enabling us to try-and-buy, in a fremium model, that we’re already used to with online web services, like online photo sites, online storage, or email applications. … Continue readingThe Future of Shopping Does Not Involve Carts

TED: When Cars Become Alive (my 3 min speech)

In the above short video (or access directly), I make the case that your future car will be like a living creature, able to predict what we want, and even start to reproduce. I had a mere three minutes to present and deliver a single concept on the largest physical TED stage in Frankfurt Germany in conjunction with BMW at the world’s largest auto show. Over 180 people submitted ideas, and 6 folks were invited by the TED team to bring that idea to the stage. Of course, I was delighted to be selected. We had many planning calls, and a seasoned TED speaker was assigned to mentor me. I rehearsed about 50 times, and we did multiple dress rehearsals … Continue readingTED: When Cars Become Alive (my 3 min speech)

These Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks Drones come in many shapes and sizes, and are coming to a front door near you. Retail, logistics, and the way we shop and consume will never be the same. We call this trend the “Autonomous World” when robots are able to augment, supplant and replace human workers at greater efficiency. It’s happening in all walks of life, industries and sectors, but the one area that will be most impacted will be the retail and logistics space. Earlier this month, I was a keynote at Etail, where over a thousand retailers were present to learn about how on-demand workers and autonomous drones will impact their business models.  Just three years ago, the thought … Continue readingThese Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

Robots, Yes Robots, Could Be Trump’s Greatest Threat

The rise of automation is destined to replace some worker employment, and it could increasingly cause friction with efforts to create new jobs, a hallmark of the Donald Trump administration. Many studies have forecast a day when repetitive and labor-intensive jobs will be recast by automation, though the jury is still out about whether the humans now holding those jobs will be elevated to more meaningful positions that utilize automation or will be replaced outright. One particular technology, self-driving cars, is on pace to emerge en masse in 2021, right around the next election, as most car manufacturers will offer these features in their fleets. Furthermore, Lyft has partnered with GM to roll out self-driving on-demand fleets, and Uber and … Continue readingRobots, Yes Robots, Could Be Trump’s Greatest Threat