Episode 128 – Gartner’s Latest Hype for Emerging Tech and more

Topic 1: Gartner’s Latest Hype Cycle – Emerging Technology

How can you use Gartner’s research in your business? Does it matter if truly useful changes are at least two years out?

Gartner Hype cycle graphic: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gartner-identifies-3-themes-to-watch-for-in-emerging-technologies/ 

Topic 2: AI for Changing Accents

Is this cool? What are the best uses for it? And, as always, we dig into the ethical use of AI.

There are clearly some benefits for folks with hearing issues or rare spoken dialects. As always, good-vs-bad depends on what people do with the application.

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/31/sanas-aims-to-convert-one-accent-to-another-in-real-time-for-smoother-customer-service-calls/ 

Topic 3: Impact of Remote Collaboration on Business Travel

This topic will continue for quite a while. Here’s the latest from Bloomberg.

Remote communications and collaboration tools have been so successfully developed and deployed in the past 18 months that 84% of CEOs indicate they plan to spend significantly less on business travel going forward.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-08-31/will-business-travel-come-back-data-show-air-hotel-travel-forever-changed 

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