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Mirror, mirror on the wall …

We (at least the ones of you as old as me) grew up under the spell of magic given to us by fairy tails. Pumpkins morphing into carriages, elves, Aladdin lamps and of course talking mirrors. Now we start to get this magic at home. Alexa, Siri and the likes …

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So many Big Brothers… II

Shopping “Born to Shop”. I remember seeing this on a t-shirt long long time ago in Carnaby Street, London, at a time when having writings on a t-short was new and eye catching. At those times Internet was yet to come and computers were nowhere to be seen in everyday …

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The evolution of human to whatever Interfaces II

Voice interaction is different in many ways from “typing” interaction. One difference is the delocalisation of the computer/machine. You don’t need to be physically connected (with your fingers typing) you just need to be heard. This has some interesting perceptual implications. In spite of the image I have shown at …

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AI is becoming a marketing word and it’s a pity -VII

Home Intelligence If there is an area where AI hype is in full swing that is the home environment. We are bombarded by intelligent vacuum cleaners, intelligent microwave ovens,… even intelligent toobrush. True to tell, some advertisers downplay the intelligence a bit and talk about “smart”: the smart kitchen, the smart …

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Guess who’s the most trusted barman …

As 2018 draws to an end corks are popped and cocktail are mixed guess who people ask for advice most: Alexa! According to Business Insider the number of questions asked to Alexa on cocktail recipes during these festivities has reached the hundreds of thousands in the US marking a turning …

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