Will conversational AI talk about electric sheep too?


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When Phillip K. Dick wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, later the story for the Blade Runner movie, he portrayed a world where AI embodied in androids was so good it could pass off as human. Clearly, we’ve got a long way to go till then (and hopefully a more positive outcome to our story!), but AI is gathering a pace in all areas of our lives from personal assistants to the movies we watch on Netflix. Conversational AI especially, is garnering real interest.

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Time to get real about IoT


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The Internet of Things (IoT), has quickly moved from concept to reality. It’s enabling all kinds of exciting insight and automation that not only makes our lives easier, but often enriches them too. Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) like controls and objects are coming together like never before.

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California Dreamin’: Contemplating the future of cloud


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Last month I was fortunate enough to travel to sunny San Diego, California, home of many of the world’s most esteemed technology vendors, for a major cloud summit. It was a privilege to represent Highlander, one of only three UK partners in attendance, and gain some incredible insights into the future of cloud and the strategies and practices already taking effect in the US, which could very soon be making their presence felt back here in the UK.

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Our top 5 take-aways from Canalys 2018


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I had the privilege of visiting Barcelona earlier this week to attend Canalys’ highly-regarded Channels Forum at the Hotel Arts on the city’s beautiful seafront. While the Spanish weather was not so much sunny as it was stormy, and besides getting soaked on the way to and from the conference, our MD Steve Brown and I had a fantastic time getting to grips with the latest insights into the future of IT and Technology.

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