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Teens still love Facebook, survey says. Should CPG and Retail care?

Although we have seen signs of diminished interest in geographies around the globe, Facebook is still the most popular social channel for people 13 – 17 years of age.  Pew Research completed a study and some of the results are published in this article in The Washington Post.  The challenge is where CPG Brands and Retailers should place their attention within social.  I think brands need to have a presence in the top channels and review their presences often, especially with the slow demise of sites including Google+.

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Build your own wonder

Wonder-ing out of the uncanny valley The “uncanny valley” is a phrase used to describe machines or systems that at the same time appear close to human, but elect a sense of revulsion rather than wonder.  Creepy is another word that gets used.  It is an old idea (first used by a Japanese roboticist working […]

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More wonders

In my last post (“A time of wonders“) I finished on the idea that “machines like HAL or Her are referred to as super-intelligent or as strong artificial intelligence…and that most experts agree that we are probably 60 years away from being able to create systems like that, but there are many wonders available to […]

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A time of wonders

Wonders indeed.  Last year a man’s life was saved in Missouri when his Tesla car drove him to hospital on autopilot. It seems that every day we read headlines like that one: you could call it a time of wonders, and all of them seem to be the result of artificial intelligence or AI. It […]

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