Can you imagine following a cheery chirpy birdy around a store? No, nor can I. But virtual shopping assistants like this are being developed. They are meant to learn what customers want - or could be persuaded to want.
The 2017 Google I/O developer conference has left no doubt that the company sees its future linked to progress in artificial intelligence (AI) gadgets. But its closest competitors have long embarked on the same path.
With the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas around the corner market researcher Steve Koenig weighs in on the long-awaited arrival of 5G, the role of data and surprising trends at the world's largest tech trade show.
Voice-controlled devices and artificial intelligence are the two main buzzwords at this year's IFA, Berlin's international show of consumer electronics. The emphasis is on user-friendliness, as Sabine Kinkartz reports.
The future of work doesn't just interest workers. Germany still dreams of being better connected. Yet digitalization can be a curse and a blessing; global leaders need to be honest and fair.
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