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Emerging Technology Experts Make a New Transformation


At Merritt Group, staying ahead of cutting-edge technology in addition to marketing and public relations trends is at the very root of our agency’s core values. Whether it’s expanding our expertise in all things digital marketing (performance marketing, content marketing, creative services, etc.) or keeping up with the ever-changing tech landscape, our team gets goosebumps just thinking about creative possibilities that inspire real change within the rest of the market.

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Top Predictions on Media and Technology That Will Shape Emerging Tech in 2019

Merritt Group’s Business Technology Group is laser-focused on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), quantum computing, 3D printing and more, including what the rise of this technology means for the way businesses operate, in addition to what they mean for all aspects of marketing and PR. Below are a few predictions from the team on how these technologies will unfold this year, and how media and strategy will shift as a result.

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After the Splash: Why AI Went from the Next Big Thing to Headline Fatigue

When you look back at the last few decades  of tech media coverage, there are some standout topics that have sustained long interest cycles -- the rise of the internet, the advent of mobile apps, cloud — and most recently, artificial intelligence (AI).

AI has been a lightning rod for media coverage over the past four years, but according to a research report conducted by Merritt Group’s tech PR experts, the volume of AI coverage began to level out beginning in 2017.

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Black Hat 2018: The Good, the Bad, the Unexpected

The dust has settled, the delayed flights have finally landed and the show floor has been cleared - but the Black Hat buzz hasn’t ended. Whether you were in Las Vegas, scrambling between the press room and Mandalay Bay Starbucks, or holding down the fort from your desk — a few key trends were hard to miss.

Here are the top takeaways that rose to the top according to Merritt Group’s team of cybersecurity experts.

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The Hustle & Bustle of Black Hat: What Are Security Influencers Buzzing About?

The summer is nearly in our rear view and that can only mean one thing: Black Hat is here. With the majority of the security industry set to flood Mandalay Bay next week, the buzz is hitting fever pitch. From compelling keynotes and demos on the show floor, to hacked WiFi and parties galore, Black Hat is the place to be when it comes to the hottest cyber security research and trends.

But what sets this year’s show apart from past events? To uncover why Black Hat 2018 is not to be missed, we polled some of our key security influencers to get a pulse on what they’re most looking forward to this year and why.

Here’s what they had to say...

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Did A Robot Write This Blog Post?

 

I was weaving my way through Washington, D.C. traffic last week on the way to a client meeting when I caught an interesting story on 1A radio about “Artificial Intelligence. Real News?” For once, sitting in the car for an extended period is going to be a good thing, I thought. Excellent.   

My ears initially perked when I heard about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the royal wedding coverage transforming some of today’s major newsrooms. The panel of guests was impressive: The Washington Post Artificial intelligence guru Jeremy Gilbert; Nick Rockwell chief technology officer at The New York Times; Rubina Madan Fillion, director of audience engagement for The Intercept; and John Keefe, a developer at Quartz Bot Studio, professor at CUNY Grad School of Journalism and former editor of Data News at WNYC.

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5G, IoT & AI: A Look at Top Trends From Mobile World Congress

 

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry and this year it took place from February 28th to March 1st in Barcelona per usual. It’s no surprise that companies from around the world come to MWC to leverage their message and upcoming announcements in front of a diverse audience, but many see the event as an arena to address important trends going on in the industry. That said, what stood out to us most this year?

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Personalized AI: A Powerful Tool For Enterprises Is On The Horizon

What will your customers want tomorrow? What strategic decisions should you make today to hit those metrics? Getting the answer to these questions may soon be as simple as asking your very smart digital assistant, thanks to an emerging technology — artificial intelligence (AI).

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Will AI Best All Humans Tasks by 2060? Experts Say Not So Fast

By 1997, computers were better than humans at chess. By 10 years later, they were better at driving cars than the average teenager, and they were better at playing Chinese game Go, rated 300 times harder than chess. But what if by 2060, artificial intelligence proved better at absolutely everything?

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Machine Learning is Hot Right Now. Is Your Company in the Conversation?

It seems, machine learning, and its closely related cousins, artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, predictive and prescriptive analytics and automation, is trending, big time. From Google’s DeepMind taking on and beating the world’s best Go player to Audi’s self-driving RS7 racing all comers, stories about machines encroaching on human tasks is all the rage. It makes for a great story too, because the promise of innovation juxtaposes well with the fear of human obsolescence. In fact, some of the most closely followed and riveting discussions at the 2016 Davos World Economic Forum focused on the state of AI and its impact on the future of work.

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