Quirky launched in 2009 to make the invention of consumer products more accessible. Open innovation helped usher in ideas from the masses and some would argue that crowdsourcing led to the company’s untimely demise.
The introduction of AI and ML has redefined the Google product experience, driving further investment in hardware development and software integration. As information flows become more complex, Google relies on ML and AI to raise the most relevant data at the most relevant times. Now, billions of users rely on Google Photos to manage and share their memories, utilize Google Maps to find the most convenient parking spot, and rely on Gmail to automatically draft responses to unanswered emails — entirely from a Google device.
Lumiena, a startup making “smart” LED lighting systems, couldn’t find the processing equipment it needed to make its novel products since the technology didn’t exist. Thanks to additive manufacturing, it made its own equipment, and this was a game-changer until its scalability was called into question.
The insurance sector is not traditionally ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies. But for this particular time, Machine Learning is tailor-made for the insurance industry.
The athletic industry is undergoing a digital renaissance. Can Wahoo Fitness balance its hardware and software offerings to build a lasting business and organizational model?
Meet Alexa, the voice service behind Amazon's latest Internet of Things product, the Echo. Think smart speaker / personal assistant.