LAS VEGAS—Will pint-sized, gender-neutral robots soon become our next pets?
Marketers and consumers alike are reeling from a year of deep division and chaos. "WTF just happened?" is the first question we're asking ourselves followed by, "Where do we go from here?"
Chatbots are treated like the simpletons of the artificial intelligence world, overshadowed by movie-trailer-creating Watson and its ilk, or the suggestion engines of huge etailers.
If you need a co-pilot for a cross-country drive or just someone to tell your problems to when a friend or psychiatrist is unavailable, Toyota now offers a robot to take care of your needs.
This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a robotic family assistant, a hoverboard that won't spontaneously combust, Oakley's Olympian-worthy sunglasses and more. Take a look!
Internships at an ad agency are not easy to come by—the process of getting selected for a spot on the team can be highly competitive. It can be especially hard for young people living outside of major cities like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago to take on an internship and live in a costly city for a few months.
Malls are lumbering, claustrophobic dinosaurs, while anchor stores like Macy's and Kohl's are shuttering hundreds of locations. Fresh Direct and Peapod make it easier and quicker to stock a cupboard than wading through the jam-packed neighborhood Kroger, and Amazon and eBay and Overstock sell, well, everything. Who needs retail anymore?
You know how exasperating it feels to call a company and get stuck in an automated voice program instead of being connected to a human being? Soon, you'll be able to experience that same level of irritation at malls across this great land, when Pepper the humanoid robot glides up beside you for a little digital customer service. Kidding, of course. Hopefully.
Another South by Southwest Interactive is in the books, and so much of what happens at the conference every year reverberates on social media. So we asked Sysomos to look at which brands shined brightest during the five-day tech festival and suss out SXSW's hottest topics in 2016.