October 22 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By October 21, 2019 Insight

1. UPS’s medical drone empire is rapidly expanding — and now it will deliver CVS goods to your home

  • announced a slew of new customers to its rapidly-expanding drone-delivery service
  • UPS and drone company Matternet will move medical samples and other cargo
  • Amazon has pledged to take its Prime Air drone-delivery service to the real-world this year

2. Digital ad spend reached $57.9B in the first half of 2019, but growth has slowed

  • During the first six months of 2019, advertisers spent $57.9 billion on U.S.
  • Mobile ads grew 29% to $30.9 billion, while social media spending increased 26% to $16.5 billion
  • big story is the growth in video advertising, which was up 36% to $9.5 billion

3.  Hyundai develops AI-infused adaptive cruise control and it’s production-bound

  • analyzing a driver’s patterns and learning them effectively to create a custom experience
  • machine-learning algorithm learns how a driver would follow the car on the freeway
  • Hyundai said the algorithm can understand 10,000 patterns

4. Creating the Symbiotic AI Workforce of the Future

  • Challenge the assumption that AI is always superior to humans
  • Investing in your employees so they can build AI relationships into their roles is a long-term strategy
  • designers and data experts collaborate as early as possible to ensure a useful and usable system

5. MediView XR raises $4.5 million to give surgeons X-ray vision with AR

  • With Microsoft HoloLens or other AR goggles, surgeons can insert an instrument into a patient and see an animation that shows exactly where the instrument is going under the skin
  • AR Surgical Navigation Platform tool will help surgeons remove cancer tumors in a way that is similar to controlling a video game
  • like using a kind of GPS with augmented reality to navigate to a specific point in the human body