This data-driven banking analytics tool is smart, modern, and unbiased

IBM Secure electronic banking, ubiquitous mobile technology, and an overwhelming volume of financial information available in an instant have created a demanding global audience of banking consumers — along with endless opportunities for financial institutions to reshape themselves into lean, customer-centric organizations. But only if they have the analytics they need to make truly data-driven […]

All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things

Enlarge / Shanghai. (credit: Dong Wenjie / Getty Images) Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week from Wednesday through Friday, we’re bringing you a pair of stories about facing the future. Today’s focus is on AI in the city—get ready for […]

How e-tailers can take advantage of the growing popularity of smart home devices to engage with consumers (AMZN, TGT, GOOGL, WMT, GE)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceConsumers are finally starting to adopt smart home devices, with nearly 60% owning at least one device. This presents an […]

The Morning After: Smart helmets and Google Fi on iPhone

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The LA Auto Show is in full swing, and you absolutely must see Audi’s slick E-Tron GT. In other news, Elon Musk’s LA tunnel plans have changed, and Nintendo is adopting a friendlier stance toward content creators on Twitch and YouTube. Have a nice Wednesday! Local politics aren’t boring […]

Trust is the main barrier to smart speaker adoption – here’s what companies can do about that

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceSmart speakers comprise one of the fastest-growing device segments in the consumer technology market today. Ownership levels have nearly doubled from early […]

Apple and Google have a long way to go to catch Amazon in the smart speaker race (AMZN, KRX, GOOGL, AAPL)

Smart speakers comprise one of the fastest-growing device segments in the consumer technology market today. This growth has been driven by rapid hardware iteration in the market since Amazon’s introduction of the Echo smart speaker and the Alexa voice assistant in 2014. Despite their growing popularity, nearly half of respondents to Business Insider Intelligence’s Smart […]

'City of Surveillance': Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare

A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest. Toronto’s Waterfront district used to be an industrial wasteland, but Sidewalk Labs – a sister company of Google – […]