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Score: 5.5
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 795 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 15 - May 16
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Brands use messenger apps to interact with consumers
Implications - As buzz continues to mount surrounding the future role of messenger apps in brand-consumer interaction, Facebook Messenger and WeChat have taken the lead with a number of notable campaigns and dedicated B2B services around the platform. In addition to highlighting the evolving relationship between brands and consumers that sees this type of communication as a customer service expectation rather than an intrusion of privacy, this pattern demonstrates the need for brands to explore the ways in which such platforms can enable them to exceed expectations . [More]
Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,573 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 14 - Mar 16
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Hotels are modernized with robotic service options
Implications - In order to appeal to younger travelers, many hotels are updating their accommodations with hi-tech offerings that increase guest autonomy. By integrating technology into the very fabric of the space, these hotels are able to stay competitive in the share economy, as well as leverage their existing staff to create more memorable experiences. By embracing technology as a tool of empowerment, brands can refocus the human aspect of service from functionality, to surprise and delight. [More]
Score: 5.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,134 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Mar 16
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Drones provide extra customization and interactivity for curious consumers
Implications - The desire for interactive forms of play continues with innovative drone concepts that increase hands-on involvement. Whether it's taking a "toy-to-life" approach that children will enjoy, or providing customizable features for adults, tech toys that offer greater control will succeed with the modern consumer, who is constantly searching for empowerment in all facets of life. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,290 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Dec 15
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Traditional retailers experiment with robot-driven customer assistance
Implications - Robotic retail assistants are emerging as traditional retailers begin to elevate customer experience with digital features. In addition to providing comprehensive, customized in-store service, robotic retail assistants can also serve as a fruitful introduction to the brand's e-commerce component of the business. Overall, this progression speaks to the naturalistic relationship between brick-and-mortar retailers and their online extensions. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,814 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Sep 15
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Home monitoring turns to automated robots
Implications - Home monitoring functions are being added to a growing list of features boasted by robotic products and services. This is consistent with mainstream automation, which is creating a demand for accessible high-tech tools. On the user end, an almost unavoidable exposure to advanced technology is sparking an interest in futuristic solutions to everyday needs. [More]
Score: 4.7
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,735 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Aug 15
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Consumers turn to outdoor photography devices for aventurous use
Implications - The rise in adventure tourism has collided with the social media generation; consumers are not only more willing to take risks, they also expect to document and share them with their social following. As a result, many adventure-focused photography devices have begun popping on the market. Whether it's autonomous function or flying drones, these devices mark a distinct change in consumer entertainment. [More]
Score: 5.5
Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,649 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 14 - May 15
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Artificial intelligence streamlines the manufacturing process
Implications - Ranging from reducing operational costs to improving labor safety, the benefits of implementing robots into industrial warehouses and plants are immeasurable. Rather than threatening jobs, these systems of artificial intelligence take over mind-numbing and repetitive tasks, freeing human time for more challenging and rewarding work. [More]
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Score: 5.3
Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,746 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 15 - May 15
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Artificial intelligence amplifies the world of social good
Implications - Robots designed to empower communities are rapidly entering production, reflecting the potential of technology to revolutionize humanitarian efforts and philanthropic work. Moreover, it reveals that people are no longer threatened by the idea of handing over responsibilities to robots, machines and other forms of artificial intelligence. [More]
Score: 5.8
Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,688 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 15 - Mar 15
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Simple-to-use programming tools help people dabble in the development world
Implications - As programming and coding becomes a more covetable (and in demand) skill, companies respond in kind with training tools and programs to make learning more accessible. With this information being made available earlier on and in easy-to-use formats, consumers are able to play a bigger, more active role in the tech world. [More]
Score: 5.3
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,821 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 15 - Oct 15
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Robots are enhanced to play a greater role in childrens' development
Implications - Reflective of how customizable and interactive robots have become, more and more education-focused models are being developed and implemented. Offering a more interactive and engaging update to educational tech, this shift has huge implications in terms of the future of teaching, particularly with respect to the role of teachers. [More]