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Abacus launches chatbot service for marketers

The Facebook-focused agency aims to help clients design and launch bots on Messenger.

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Ecobee to bring AI to more rooms of your home

The connected home company plans to use recent funding to expand its line of smart, voice-powered products.

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FCB/Six launches consulting division

The digital agency creates a dedicated team that will focus on bringing clients’ back-end systems up to speed.

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Tech in Action: Toyota prints a sensory experience

The automaker builds sensors and scents into a magazine ad to convey the excitement of the new Camry.

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Unilever to work with more female-led startups

The CPG commits to using its size and innovation program to advance diversity in tech and innovation.

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Evo launches a skill for Alexa

The BCAA’s car sharing service is the first in Canada to give members a voice-powered option.

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Data is the key to future consumer interaction

As painful as it can be, PHD’s Craig Atkinson says companies need to share data internally to be future-ready.

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Tech in Action: NatWest hires a robot teller

The bank enlists a human-looking AI to help clients get answers to their basic financial questions.

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Is a lack of knowledge holding back tech adoption?

An Adobe report shows a third of companies plan to use AI in the near future, and almost half have no plans whatsoever.

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Samsung taps Mobeewave for contactless payments

Integrating the fintech company’s services will allow anyone to accept payments on their mobile device.

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Catching AI, before AI catches us

Cheil’s Matt Cammaert on why business leaders need to be mindful of the social and ethical impact of the emerging technology.

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The nature of change for c-suite marketers

Part three of strategy’s CMO discussion on generalists vs. specialists and the speed of innovation.

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Tech in Action: A computer virus for good

A Spanish non-profit purposely infected students’ devices to raise awareness for a largely unknown language disorder.

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Adobe adds chatbot marketing to Campaign

Integration with the Snaps platform will help brands create bots with direct access to existing consumer data.

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Noise Digital grows its ranks

A CTO and managing director are among the new hires at the digital agency.