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Topic: Robots

What Chatbots Are Teaching Us About the Future of Marketing

Closing the gap between man and machine

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. David Shing  Alex Fine But a good…

Toyota Is Selling a Baby Robot That Reads Your Emotions and Talks to You

Road-tripping confidant, anyone?

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…

360i's Los Angeles Office Is Hiring Its Very First Robot Intern

Participants will beam in

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…

5 Trends That Are Radically Reshaping Shopper Marketing

Brands take retail real-time with VR, beacons and other tactics

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…

These 8 Brands and 3 Tech Topics Dominated the Social Buzz at SXSW

Snapchat, Esurance and VR blew up

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…

From Virtual Reality to Robots, Here Are SXSW's Buzziest Topics So Far

Acquisitions news drive startup chatter

Virtual reality, mobile apps, robots, 3D technology and artificial intelligence have dominated social chatter around South by Southwest Interactive during the first few days of the five-day festival. According to…

Robots May Someday Engage Male Shoppers Who Shy Away From In-Store Interactions

Among other bionic-minded applications

Robots can help sell clothes to men, give language learners an enthusiastic partner to practice talking with, and get millennials and Gen Y kids to partake in traditional activities that…

Forget Drones. This Year's SXSW Will Usher in the Era of Real-World Robots

Jibo and more will join conference's first 'Robot Ranch'

If FaceTime and Siri already make you feel like you've been transported into a Jetsons episode or a scene from Blade Runner, buckle up. Robot makers are getting ready to…

A Transformer-like Razor Battles a 'Lube Strip' in Schick’s Super Bowl Spot

Creative work from J. Walter Thompson

You definitely want the Schick Hydro on your side. At least that's what Schick wants to get across to all the guys out there watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. A…

4 Ways to Catch Robots' Attention With Your Marketing

Artificial intelligence often first line of contact with consumers

Decision-making consumers are a marketer's most important focus. Now imagine consumers having someone else deciding all their purchases—computers talking only to other computers, making decisions for their human "masters" without…

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