The f(x) = e^x | A Match Made in Heaven: Chatbots and the Digital Employee

The f(x) = e^x | A Match Made in Heaven: Chatbots and the Digital Employee
đź‘‹ Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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A Match Made in Heaven: Chatbots and the Digital Employee

My latest article:

Remote work has been on the rise for years now, but the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated this trend in 2020. By using chatbots for remote workers, companies are capitalizing on two of the biggest workplace trends—artificial intelligence and remote work— and accelerating the digital transformation of their business. One way of improving the “new normal” of remote work: incorporating chatbots into employees’ routines.

How can chatbots enable and improve remote work? Here a few case studies of companies that have successfully brought chatbots into their telecommuting workflows.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Europe's startups to watch in 2021.

Europe is often overshadowed by Silicon Valley when it comes to the hottest startups in the world. But the old continent is playing catch up with over 60 startups worth > €1 billion. (Sifted)

2. Finally, car batteries that charge in 5 minutes.

The holy grail of electric cars is batteries that can charge as fast as the time it takes to fill your tank with fuel. An Israeli company managed to produce batteries that can, and it will be a game-changer for the car industry. (The Guardian)

3. AI can now design its own lesson plans.

Why would you require a teacher if you can also develop your own lesson plans? Researchers from UC Berkeley have developed AI that can figure out how best to teach itself. (Science)