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The Lesson I Learned from Steve Jobs

Posted by hkarner - 13. Oktober 2019

Date: 12-10-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Marc Benioff

A challenge from technology’s greatest showman led Marc Benioff to a breakthrough insight about how to find true innovation at Salesforce.com.

Long before Marc Benioff became CEO of Salesforce.com, one of the first companies to deliver enterprise software to customers as a subscription over the internet, he was a summer intern at Apple in 1984. That’s where he met Steve Jobs.

I first met Steve Jobs in 1984 when Apple Inc. hired me as a summer intern. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How to Build Robots People Can Relate To

Posted by hkarner - 13. Oktober 2019

Date: 12-10-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Maja Mataric

As robots take on bigger service roles, it’s crucial that users both trust and like them. That can be tricky.

Maja Mataric’s team at USC is studying what kinds of robots will foster a bond with humans.

When creating relationships with people, humans are wired to look for personality—a bond that we can discover and relate to. We want to understand the other person and be understood in return.

Given that, how can we design robots that people will relate to and want to have as part of their lives? Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Brexit Talks to Intensify as Prospect of Deal Improves

Posted by hkarner - 13. Oktober 2019

Date: 12-10-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal

The pound surged Thursday on the prospect of a deal and continued to rise following Donald Tusk’s remarks

European Union and U.K. officials will intensify Brexit talks in an attempt to reach an agreement on Britain’s split from the bloc before a leaders’ summit next week, fueling hopes that a yearlong impasse over Britain’s departure from the trade bloc may soon end.

European leaders and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gather in Brussels on Oct. 17 to try to hammer out a deal to seal Britain’s divorce with the trade bloc before an Oct. 31 deadline. Mr. Johnson has said he is determined to take Britain out of the EU by the end of the month, even if a deal isn’t secured.

Both sides have been in informal talks for weeks on a possible deal the leaders would consider at the summit. But following a meeting Thursday between Mr. Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, diplomats and other officials said talks will step up over the weekend. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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