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Digital trends & bets for 2021

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies anticipated 5 key digital trends to watch in 2021 and beyond. Based on these trends by Gartner, the recent acquisitions and, of course, all the changes COVID19 brought to our lives last year - from a growing concern about sanitation to more awareness about public health and a mass…

Dialogflow CX: Google changes the conversational game

Google has finally brought visual flow building to Dialogflow. Before I dive deep I wanted to share these very exciting news with you and give you a sneak peak to what's new in conversational interfaces tools. Still in Beta, Dialogflow CX comes with more advanced features like testing, and improvements in other features released over…

The future of conversational interfaces

This is a collection of thoughts about the future of conversational interfaces. It will eventually become a longer blog post and I predict, amongst these other predictions, that it will be an interesting read in a few years. It is hard to make predictions in this environment, but I trust you will take these as…

Privacy in the times of coronavirus

This pandemic is fought with medical care, information and data. As already discussed, data can be very useful to fight disease and a lot of technology initiatives are already dedicating efforts to fight coronavirus through databases, dashboards, chatbots, 3D printing of medical supplies, work and delivery groups... In this crisis governments are fully aware of…

Digital transformation

When people think of digital transformation too often they only think of websites and database and social network profiles. Digital transformation, however, is way more than just that and affects businesses and organizations in deep ways that ideally lead to the discovery of new business models. These transformations and business models ultimately shape our society…

Gender biases in Google Translate

Google Translate, the go-to reference when it comes to translating words online, relies on artificial intelligence to suggest translations and lets users suggest improved translations for words and sentences. According to Wikipedia, Google Translate helps over 500 million people translate more than 100 billion words - every day. In this post, I explain what's behind…

7 conversational design tips for instant improvement in the UX of your chatbot or voice assistant

I discovered chatbots in 2016 and immediately fell in love with them. I was immediately interested in understanding the UX implications they would have and how we could, as product managers, define the ultimate characteristics of a chatbot that looked and sounded empathic. In this post I suggest a few design tips and tricks for…

Scrum: Theory and practice

Scrum is an agile methodology that organises work is small increments and that focuses on the continuous delivery of usable solutions. In this post I talk about Sprints, the heart of Scrum, and describe the roles, artefacts, and ceremonies that form it. I eventually add in tips based in my experience that aim to help…

Chromebooks: the future of personal computing and professional provisioning.

Personal computing The best way to seed an interest in technology to someone that has never seen a computer or the Internet (try it with grandparents!) is to go to Google Maps and fly to their house, a famous touristic place like the Eiffel tower or a place with any significance to them. Spreadsheets are…

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