Many of the Momentum companies have focused on making life easier for others through technological solutions. Their ideas are overcoming obstacles and giving new meaning to the lives of thousands of people.
Apple, Google, Microsoft are Samsung are just one of the most obvious names that spring to mind when speaking about innovation. However, other companies are proving that innovation is not the exclusive hunting ground of the big guns of the digital economy.
A plug-in is an essential add-on that expands a navigator’s ability, allowing users to watch a television show or videos on YouTube, for instance. The Chrome Web Store has thousands of plug-ins that make life a little bit easier for users – or at least brighten their day.
Chicfy, a women’s second-hand clothing digital marketplace, is one of the most unlikely success stories of the sharing economy in Spain. Behind the startup’s rise to fame is the one of a kind personality of an entrepreneur, Nono Ruiz, who thinks differently about business.
According to Business Insider, the number of connected devices will triple over the next three years. However, the Internet of Things still has to overcome many obstacles before it becomes an essential part of our daily lives. Standards, more consolidated platforms or the mass adoption of personal voice assistants are some of the tasks in which more progress needs to be achieved in the next five years.
This is the question that José Manuel González-Páramo posed in a recent discussion at the Bank of Finland, where he analyzed the digital transformation underway and the challenges it brings for the banking sector. In his opinion, we are in the middle of a banking revolution that will transform financial institutions as we know them today. According to BBVA’s Executive Director, their survival as institutions will depend on their ability to adapt to the new environment.
People interact with computers and electronic devices as a matter of course, but perceptual intelligence wants to go beyond that. The aim is for machines to perceive what human beings do around them, helping people make decisions or anticipating their needs.