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The Bakery Bitesize #35

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀  Snapchat’s new name and new glasses

Along with a name change to “Snap” the company behind Snapchat has released a new set of glasses which lets users film short video clips from their perspective and post it straight to the app.

🚀  Brands are tapping into IBM’s Watson to deliver ads that listen and respond – and eventually learn

IBM announced Watson Ads back in June. Consumers can interact with Watson via Watson Ads, they will be able to ask questions by voice or text and receive information about a particular product.

🚀  AirPods Aren’t Headphones, They’re Apple’s First Implants

Have you seen the new Apple headphones- the AirPods? This article by Michael Brandt takes a look at the future of the AirPods (which he says are the equivalent to aural implants.) He explores what life could be like if you never removed them.

WORKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR… (EVEN IF YOU AREN’T ONE)

🚀 How Asking “What If?” Will Lead Us to Tomorrow’s Innovations

“Today’s leaders have to promote innovation, encouraging their teams to find new ways of doing things and push the boundaries of what’s possible.” Alan Gershenhorn (Chief Commercial Officer at UPS) has written a great article about how asking “What If” will lead us to tomorrow’s innovations.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀  Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% Accuracy

A team has developed artificial intelligence software that analyses mammograms for breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy.

TECH IS MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Finally here are some examples of how technology and innovation are making the world a better place. Find out how cars fitted with on-board sensors can share information in real time about on-street parking spaces and roadworks, how flood-predicting AI can provide updates about weather conditions, a nozzle tap promises 98% water savings and how a new low-cost surgical tool could help Third World patients.