Lessons from the failed chatbot revolution
“… and 5 industries where the tech is making a comeback.” This free report from CB Insights nails the story of the crazy hype and why some chatbots are succeeding. Read More
This page is designed to last
Jeff Huang, in his Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web, asks “How do we make web content that can last and be maintained for at least 10 years?”. It doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, but as someone with a 20+ year old website he didn’t need to convince me. Keeping up with varying life-cycles of web development tools, design trends, and links to sites no longer functioning, is not for everyone. And depending on platforms designed for non-developers is too risky for 10+ years. There is no simple solution but Professor Huang’s article has some suggestions for both tool developers and site managers. Read More
Open federal grant data is the default in the U.S.
Congress has quietly made an open, license-free identifier for the recipients of federal grants the default option for agencies in the United States. While truly open grant data is not mandatory, every agency must now decide whether to use non-proprietary identifiers or not. Read More
83% of marketers rip-and-replace a martech app each year
Scott Brinker highlights findings of a recent research report (link to full report included) on what martech applications are being replaced and why. While 83% will sound scary if you’re a vendor, remember how many martech apps there are. Also, about half the replacements were for custom in-house systems. (CMS vendors will be relieved to hear that only 4% of commercial CMSs were replaced, lower than most categories). Scott also notes that better integration was tied with better features and cost reduction as the top reason for replacement. Of course better integration directly affects operational costs and makes additional features possible. Read More
- Excellent resource… The AI Index 2019 Annual Report via Stanford University
- Important to support this. ICANN’s founding chairman joins the battle to keep .org out of private hands Good for you @edyson! via The Verge
- India’s going big with data privacy… India’s About to Hand People Data Americans Can Only Dream Of via Bloomberg
- tl;dr federated learning. How Apple personalizes Siri without hoovering up your data via MIT Technology Review
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