A ‘games mindset’ is permeating and influencing in areas well outside of what we understand as ‘games’. Marcus Thornley, Founder of Play Consulting explains how consumers, business leaders, and even the nature of work itself is increasingly receptive to, and driven by, the triggers, stimuli and approaches pioneered in games.
Google owns Uber. Microsoft owns LinkedIn and Nokia. The web is an highly connected place with tangled relationships. Digital marketing firm Hallam Internet has created an interactive infographic to show the surprising connections between some of the most popular brands around- many of which they use on a daily basis.
Remember Tay? Microsoft’s xenophobic, racist chatbot was a lesson in inefficient AI. The experiment, held on a dedicated Twitter account, quickly descended into chaos when the chatbot began sprouting Nazi support and offending Twitter users in various awful ways. Here, Howard Williams, marketing director of live chat software specialist Parker Software, considers the negative consumer … [Read more…]