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AI: The Only Way to Win the Post App Era

This article originally ran in September 25, 2017 in Access AI.   In the early 1900s, “newsies,” young boys shouting “Extra, extra, read all about it!” were a common scene on street corners. By the Great Depression, neighborhood paperboys appeared as a way to combat falling advertising revenue. The personal selling strategy put a newspaper […]

Kris Bondi
10-24-2017
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Team Opinions

The House That Learns: How AI Makes Smart Homes Smarter

This article originally ran in HuffPost UK on September 14, 2017.   The term ‘smart’ has become part of our collective tech vocabulary and we take it for granted that smart devices, homes, classrooms and offices will have innovative technology inside of them.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a part of that ‘smart.’ Whether it’s […]

Kris Bondi
10-16-2017
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User Engagement

The Big Push: The State of Push Notifications Use

Push notifications. We’ve all seen them, we’ve all ignored them. It feels like they always pop at the least convenient moment, right? Well, it looks like we’ve reached the point where this should no longer be the case. In our next whitepaper, we will make a quick review of the push notifications market, point out […]

Ira Pasternak and Adi Dekel
10-09-2017
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Team Opinions

IoT Environments need AI

This article originally ran in AI Business on June 28, 2017.   AI for IoT: Are We There Yet?  If you listen to the hype, Internet of Things (IoT) environments promise to do everything from help cities navigate traffic and prevent accidents, offer doctors and medical staff real-time information as they treat patients, improve manufacturing […]

Kris Bondi
10-08-2017
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Smart Home

The Evolution of AI Products

The difference between connected and smart devices   A few weeks ago, a friend asked me what do I think about the field of smart home products – smart ACs, smart lighting, smart security systems… It seems like they’re all around us and will they be too smart for our own good at some point. […]

Bren
10-02-2017
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Digital Health

Notifications: an App Love Song to Its Users

A while ago I read Scott Belsky’s post. I loved it. It touched the exact pain point I’m trying to solve every day working for Neura. I even wrote a response.   The smartphone can easily be a black hole of attention —mobile games, Facebook, Instagram, Snap, Twitter — their life line is dependent on multiple app […]

Youval Vaknin
07-06-2017
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Digital Health

The Upside to Ingredient Brands

In a recent post, I explored ideas on ethical product design. Among other things, I talked about how apps and IoT device makers can engage users without compromising users’ well-being. As more stories come out like that of Samsung TVs recording people’s conversations and Bose headphones spying on customers, people will want assurance that the […]

Matt Delaney
06-13-2017
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Digital Health

Engage, Don’t Enslave

Exploring what it means to captivate app users in a healthy way. Addictions tend to leave people worse off than they found them. The same is true for digital addictions. A longitudinal study published by researchers at Yale and U.C. San Diego, “Associations of Facebook Use with Compromised Well-Being,” reveals that using Facebook harms our mental […]

Matt Delaney
06-06-2017
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Digital Health

Three Ways Machine Learning Will Drive Behavior Change in Mobile Health

Today’s most prevalent diseases/conditions are both preventable and manageable. In most cases, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and other conditions can be avoided and offset by healthy living. A healthy lifestyle often requires people to change certain behaviors. And, as we all know, behavior change is hard.   People are adopting mobile health […]

Matt Delaney
05-23-2017
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Smart Home

Why Mobile App and IoT Companies Need to Get AI into Their Products Now

Personalization: not just a “nice-to-have.” Last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared with an audience in Washington, DC, about the pivotal role machine learning has played for the $430 billion company. While the firm’s AI pursuits have spawned intriguing devices like Alexa, a voice-activated assistant, Bezos insisted the real power of Amazon’s machine learning engine […]

Matt Delaney
05-10-2017
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