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Education and Information 4.0

Ray Gallon

If a child grows up with Augmented Reality (AR) all around, what notion will that child have about what is “real”?
In a world where fake news abounds, and is easy to produce, what can we do to know which news sources we can trust?

Information specialists have a potentially important role in developing how society responds to these questions, and how we educate ourselves to live well amongst them …

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Information Energy 2018: A New Leap Forward

Ray Gallon

Ever since founder Wim Hooghwinkel started the Information Energy conference, it has been a place for innovation, cross-disciplinary exchange, and unexpected surprises. This year, the conference takes a new turn, while maintaining its tradition of innovation and silo bridging.

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Context Prediction Is the Key for Conversational Chatbots

Andy McDonald 

At the Information Energy Day at tcworld in Suttgart, the level of exchanges between attendees and speakers demonstrates that chatbots are indeed the technology that a lot of companies are trying to embrace. It also confirmed that professionals from the techcomm world have a key role to play alongside the technologists putting them together.

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Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots in Technical Communication – A Primer

Ellis Pratt

It seems likely that artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-driven chatbots will play a key role in helping users in the future. So what does this mean for technical communicators and for User Assistance? In this article Ellis Pratt gives an insight into:

  1. What are Chatbots?
  2. Making a Chatbot
  3. What Does This Mean for Technical Communicators and for User Assistance?

If you want to download this article free as PDF click here.

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Virtual Reality as the Next Frontier in Design Tools

Awane Jones

A lot of the industry has already adopted VR as a design platform for their projects. The purpose often remains the same: to review a project before committing resources to it. Let´s take a look on these 3 clips with Awane Jones:

  • HTC Vive – VR Interior Design Experience
  • VR & The Future of Car Design
  • The Lab at Google Cultural Institute

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What is Contextualization all About & Why is it so Important in Information 4.0?

Andy McDonald 

Contextual help is a term that has been around for a long time, but until now it means little more than being able to deliver a block of information based on position to everyone, regardless of the task each is doing. While this is a laudable approach, it is far from the notion of contextualisation we would like to see emerge around Information 4.0.

About the meaning of contextualization in Information 4.0, content prediction and mapping knowledge & experience …

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