3 Apr

Computers as Coolhunters…?

“Coolhunters” – people who spot and predict cultural trends and new product popularity – have been offering their quirky, intuitive services since the 90s.   While it’s useful to have advisors with a finger on the market’s pulse, they can be a subjective bunch.  And the continual pressure on them to come up with saleable intel may lead them to seize on every minor fad, and dud predictions. What if consumer trendspotting could be more objective?  What if a computer could interpret billions of daily human interactions and identify emerging trends? That capability has recently been added to IBM Watson, former Jeopardy-winning quiz show contestant, and the world’s more […]

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