The Bakery Bitesize #25
TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:
🚀 11,000 bots have been built for Facebook’s Messenger
Facebook has overseen the launch of over 11,000 bots on its Messenger platform since it launched the feature three months ago. The chatbots for messenger allows developers to build bots and apparently 23,000 developers are building bots through Facebook’s feature.
🚀 Self-driving robots to deliver your Pronto
Pronto has partnered with Starship Technologies to bring the first ever self-driving delivery robots to London! We can’t wait to try this out.
🚀 Volkswagen teams up with LG to create ‘connected car’ technology
LG is going to be taking part in R&D for Volkswagen’s cross-over platform which aims to bring smart technology into the car.
WORKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR… (EVEN IF YOU AREN’T ONE)
🚀 Mental Models
Mental models are useful to try to make sense of things and to help generate ideas, this article by Gabriel Weinberg explores mental models and how you have to apply them in the right context at the right time.
🚀 The window that never sleeps
This week at our Inspiration Day we had Carl and Harry from Intaglow pitch their fantastic product. Among other brilliant features, their interactive hologram can be set up in shop windows to engage and attract potential customers, whilst the shop is shut. Customers can even pay for items through the shop window, you can see it in action here.
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 3D printing is revolutionising life for people with disabilities, a snorkel mask lets you breathe underwater, wearable tech can give a voice to the voiceless and how India’s smart villages are centralising solar power.