In our first piece on chat bots, we outlined four big challenges, one of which was the automation of data science. Today, I’m going to do a deeper dive on automation, and look at the return of portals.
First time around (in the nineties), portals were meant to bring together the sudden deluge of information that was hitting us via the Internet. Companies like Yahoo, AltaVista, and AOL would show us relevant news, weather and various snippets of data. Of course, these gateways to the web were also filtering and advertising selected content, and the space became a battlefield because of the quantity of visitors passing through...
Proud to announce our entry into the marketplace after a very busy period. To start though, let’s dissect the word stealth. It does kind of describe what we've been doing literally, flying under the radar, but for too many startups over the years it meant dreaming up a big idea, spending a bunch of investor money to build it, then going to see if you could sell it.
If you haven’t yet seen the announcements and initial demo of Viv, you should do. Built by several key members of the original team behind Siri, this is the next generation of virtual assistant. Many of the current tools from the big software players – Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and the aforementioned Siri from Apple – have a large and growing list of commands they can execute, but they are essentially scripted responses.
I spent more than ten years selling very large scale data warehouse (VLDW) systems, and working with customers as they sought to deliver insights that could provide real business value. Early on, I noticed a pattern of success (and sometimes failure) amongst my clients, and it had nothing to do with technology.