As @risj_oxford prepares to launch the 2018 Digital News Report, it seems a good time to revisit Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions, by @nicnewman January 2018,… How is it going so far? Which trends are here to stay? https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/journalism-media-and-technology-trends-and-predictions-2018 …
In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”
“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.
“Ten years from now, I expect biomedical research will look much different than it does today. I expect researchers will be able to tap a wide range of data streams, which will not only be accessible, they will all be in a format that can be easily shared and reused. By building upon each other’s data, researchers will be able to collectively accelerate biomedical discovery.”
“I recently sought to identify what the experts in the field view as emerging trends in customer experience for 2018, and the martech that enables it. Presented below is a consolidated summary of 11 key trends as reported by the sources noted. Much of the language used is drawn directly from the sources cited. ”
Episode 8, January 17, 2018
The Future is Quantum with Dr. Krysta Svore
If someone mentions quantum computing, and you find yourself outwardly nodding your head, but secretly shaking it, you’re in good company: some of the world’s smartest people admit they don’t really understand it either. Fortunately, some of the world’s other smartest people, like Dr. Krysta Svore, Principal Research Manager of the Microsoft Quantum – or QuArC – group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, actually DO understand quantum computing, and are working hard to make it a reality. Continue reading “The Future is Quantum with Dr. Krysta Svore”
WillowTree CEO Tobias Dengel speaking at the Landmark CIO Summit in NYC, May 4, 2017. In “The Future of User Interface,” he addresses how to engage customers through a variety of targeted technologies like conversational interfaces. Instead of typing, tapping or using a mouse, we will primarily use our voices, but the response from our devices will vary among voice, text and graphics, depending on our context. “Multi-Modal UX” will be the biggest change in human interface design since the iPhone revolutionized mobile 10 years ago, and will change everything from how consumers buy online or consume content, to how employees in the field rapidly access information.
Prediction is a strong word. Does anyone really know the future? Of course not, but it’s fun (and can be helpful) to speculate. Come add to the Chefs’ predictions for 2018.
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While artificial intelligence applications in business and industry remain limited to narrow machine learning tasks, we are seeing progressive improvements in the convergence of algorithms and hardware that will have significant implications for how well and how quickly we can implement AI. Researchers can now train neural networks within a few hours or days, which opens up an amazing range of possibilities, products, and things to learn — as well as challenges — that we could not have even considered before. Continue reading “7 predictions for the evolution of enterprise AI in 2018”
Nic Newman’s 2018 survey of the future was almost reassuring. There’s plenty of disruption still to come and some alarming ideas doing the rounds. Switzerland is planning a referendum on scrapping its public service broadcaster’s licence fee.
But on the basic questions of what kind of content people want and how they’re prepared to pay for it, the wind seems to be blowing in the right direction for established broadcasters and news organisations.
- Research Workflows
Investing in researcher workflow tools is an obvious next step for publishers seeking to increase revenues. It’s not hard to imagine, as Roger C. Schonfeld does, a future world in which Institutions drift into buying bundles of products and services alongside their institutional subscriptions. I think it’s more useful to follow Hax’s Delta model (see below) and think of these as total customer solutions strategies rather than lock-in strategies. A bundle which includes journal subscriptions, a research evaluation tool, an institutional repository and a reference management tool thrown in for free is likely to be cheaper and more efficient than purchasing and running all of those products from different vendors. Although this is likely to lead to lock-in/competitor lock-out.
Not sure what Researcher Workflows are? Terry Clague also has a useful post trying to define the term “researcher workflow”. LabWorm’s roundup of the Top 17 trending research tools/sites of 2017 that were most appreciated and used by the LabWorm community is an interesting insight into what researchers are actually using. (H/T: @pluto_network). Not on LabWorm’s list is ContentMine which claims to provide tools for getting papers from many online sources, normalising them, then processing them to lookup and/or search for key terms, phrases, patterns, statements, and more – something to try next week.
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After a turbulent 2017 for media and marketing, 2018 looks to be one where publishers face up to lowered expectations and reckon with platform disappointments. Here are some bold predictions that could play out in the year ahead: Continue reading “Facebook loses steam, Vice gets sold: Bold calls for 2018”
There’s never a shortage of fascinating scholarship in the digital news/social media space. This year, we’re spotlighting 10 of the most compelling academic articles and reports published in 2017, which delve into meaty topics such as venture-backed startups, artificial intelligence, personal branding, and the spread of disinformation. We conferred with a small group of scholars to pick the ones we think you’ll want to know about — and remember, this is just a sample. A big thank you to everybody who contributed suggestions on Twitter.
The year 2020 is just three years away, and technologies are aligning for a perfect storm that could either make or break established media houses. Live video, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality have all been buzzwords of the “next big thing.” As standalone products, none of these have been the silver bullet. But at the intersection of all these technologies, new storytelling formats and platforms are emerging that will fundamentally shift the way we publish.