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Smile Innovation’s Watch — #6

Smile Innovation’s Watch — #6

Chatbot chatbot chatbot chatbot 🤖Everyone is talking about it around you and we’ll give you some cool knowledge about it so you’ll be able to shine like a star in the next chat ✨

We’ll also talk about how Coinbase go from 💰cryptocurrencies to KYC, how Google invests millions in 🚑health, redesign of Siri, facial recognition, new tools to understand how Google share your data with app’s developers and the plan of Mozilla to give all your DNS query made in Firefox to a single private company “for your own safety”.

Also, we feature 2 cool open sourcing: Github with his load balancer and NASA with the plans for making your own rover! 🚀

Last but not least, some cool mobile apps projects at the end of this email 🎯

Hope you’ll enjoy reading it, this is Smile’s Innovation tech watch.

Innovation • /ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən/

The 3 Types of Chatbots

These days, We spend most of my time helping people design chatbots. What we have found is that the most difficult part of designing and building a chatbot is the first step. Thinking about what you want to do with it.

Do more with ING Australia

ING Australia is joining IFTTT and opens to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook, Instagram, iOS Photos, iOS Reminders, Android Device, Gmail, Google Calendar, Date & Time, Strava, Fitbit, Weather Underground and more.

ING Netherland designing his banking chatbot

More that a simple assistant that can answer any question about the bank, ING Netherland designed an assistant that can also handle transfert, money request, block your lost credit card or help you with your personal finances.

Aquisition • /ˌakwɪˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

Coinbase acquires Distributed Systems team

Coinbase, maybe the most used crypto wallet platform online, which is like a Paypal for crypto and already launch merchant functionnalities, now goes for distributed online identity managment. Login with coinbase is not that far, and they definitly will leverage with their KYC database for this.

Alphabet invests $375 million in Oscar Health

Just months after raising $165 million 💸, Oscar, the insurance company, have Alphabet (formerly Google inc.) joining them in their mission to offer simple and understandable, human, insurance to all American.

Privacy • /ˈpɹaɪ.və.si/

Redesigning Siri and adding multitasking features to iOS

After working on a redesign of Youtube and publishing my concept for macOS, I decided I should take care of one of my most beloved platforms of all time: iOS for the iPhone. Back in 2009, hardly…

Facial Recognition Is the Perfect Tool for Oppression

It’s easy to accept an outwardly compelling but ultimately illusory view about what the future will look like once the full potential of facial recognition technology is unlocked. From this…

Delete your account

Jaron Lanier, the VR pioneer, musician, and writer has been immersed in the web for most of his 58 years. He also has serious concerns about what it’s doing to us. The internet’s current business model — especially that of social media giants like Facebook and Google in particular — has turned those companies into “behavior modification empires,” which mobilize their AI to keep us clicking, watching, and scrolling.

Sharing your Google data with Apps

Learn about how you can share your Google data with apps to make your life easier — and what you can do to protect your personal information.

Openness • /ˈəʊ.pən/ + /nəs/

GitHub — nasa-jpl/open-source-rover

A build-it-yourself, 6-wheel rover based on the rovers on Mars!

GitHub’s open source load balancer

GitHub serve tens of thousands of requests every second out of their network edge. They came up with GLB, their scalable load balancing solution for bare metal datacenters, which powers the majority of GitHub’s public web and git traffic. Today they open source their load balancer’s design, as well as release the GLB Director.

Mozilla’s new DNS resolution is dangerous

With their next patch Mozilla will introduce to Firefox “DNS over HTTPs” and Trusted Recursive Resolver. This last feature is basic override any configured DNS and send all your DNS request to Cloudflare. Period. 🦊

Fun • /fʌn/

‎Room Racer AR on the App Store

You’re bored at the office, it’s summer time, and your want to find a fun way to play with the few colleagues who, just like you, are stuck at the office? Stop looking, we have you covered 🏎

Burrito Time

Daily burrito drops. First ten to open the app win! What would you want to have more? 🌯

That’s all folks !

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