Facebook announced the hire of former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, while in the same week the first ever robot appeared in UK Parliament.  

 

HEADLINES

 

INSIGHTS

  • Consumers still do not trust bots yet brands are still using them in communications – what else can brands do to build that trust?
  • Millennials vote Netflix the coolest brand in the UK in 2018
  • Mobile ad spend is now speculated to surpass all traditional media spend by 2020

 

COOL

  • A huge Chinese gaming company Tencent is using AI for good by using facial recognition technology to unearth underage children playing unsuitable games
  • Amazon patents a new Alexa feature that knows when you’re ill and offers you medicine
  • A group of activists are hacking together to give refugee camps WiFi across Europe and America
  • The first robot appears at UK Parliamentary meeting to talk about the future of AI in education

 

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