(This post originally appeared on Forbes)Here are 5 things in technology that happened this previous week and how they impact your service. Did you miss them?
1-- A "robot lawyer" is offering to assist refugees declare asylum.
The chatbot that made a splash last summertime by reversing 160,000 parking tickets is back once again, however now it is helping offer complimentary legal help to refugees. Through a simple-to-use chat interface on Facebook Messenger, "DoNotPay" can "assist refugees complete an immigration application in the US and Canada." (Source: The Guardian )Why this is very important
for your company: First, this is a quite excellent service to use in your organisation if you use immigrants that need affordable assist with immigration documentation. Secondly, here's another example of synthetic intelligence technology that's automating procedure and developing new chances-- which may have an effect on your future business. Finally, the less lawyers involved, the better.
2-- Vimeo has a new method for video creators to make money.
Vimeo has added the capability to submit and view 360-degree videos to its video platform. Presently, audiences can watch these videos utilizing the Vimeo mobile app on the Samsung Gear VR and Google Musing. (Source: CNET)Why this is essential for
your business: Per CNET,"Vimeo's move makes it one of the first worldwide marketplaces for developers to offer 360-degree videos directly to viewers" through its Vimeo Pro and Service subscriptions. These members pay a charge and can "pick options for leasing, buying or subscribing through the company's Vimeo as needed service." Video creators likewise get a huge payment: "90 percent of the profits after transaction expenses."
3-- Physical fitness startups are adding VR to their reps.
Startups like VirZOOMand Gemany-based HYVE have begun to include virtual truth into physical fitness devices. Michael De Medeiros, editor of VR Physical fitness Insider, thinks we are" roughly two years away "from VR fitness being a "360-degree, full-body experience." (Source: Fast Business)Why this is essential for your
service: Virtual reality continues to sneak into mainstream organisation, supplying a much better method to market and provide services. If your service is visual (think roof, landscaping, design, construction, property among others), then virtual reality innovation might be a crucial part of your strategies in the near future.
4-- Salesforce has revealed its new AI feature, "Einstein Vision."
Customer Relationship Management software huge Salesforce has actually announced a brand-new job called "Einstein Vision" that lets designers "add sophisticated image acknowledgment and analysis to apps operating on the company's sales and customer care platforms." (Source: GeekWire)Why this is necessary for your
business: Example: you're selling products and you want to know the optimal total up to purchase then put your products on a shop rack to match customer interests. Einstein will take a look at data in Salesforce and other sources to predict the very best method to do this. The concept is to "automatically evaluate large quantities of data, from a variety of sources, to make forecasts that guide decisions and actions by Salesforce customers."
5-- You can now access your Workplace calendar through Alexa.
Amazon has announced that Alexa-powered devices, including the Echo and Echo Dot, now deal with Microsoft Workplace 365 calendars. The Marks Group is a Microsoft partner. (Source: TechCrunch) Why this is important for your company:
"Hey Alexa, tell me my schedule today!" "Hey Alexa, cancel that meeting with Loren!" The possibilities for a small organisation are unlimited. Alexa already has support for Outlook Calendar, but this combination could cause "Amazon Echo speakers inching their way into business offices."