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Laurent Haug
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Entrepreneur and investor
Entrepreneur and investor

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Money transfer is such a complicated industry, see for example how the best option for EUR > GBP evolves depending on the amount, something very few people know. If you can't take the complexity there is only one thing to do: visit www.monito.com and let us do the legwork!
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Spending the day in Amsterdam made me realize that one of the problem we have in Switzerland is that we literally and figuratively don't give enough space to young/unproven people. Here a quasi-central, formerly industrial and vast neighbourhood was reorganized, and space was given to artists, entrepreneurs and students. Now there is a full ecosystem emerging and it's one of the city's place to be. In Switzerland everything is so compact that there is little to no space to reinvent, and young people have zero access to capital or political power. The result is that the renewal of society doesn't happen as fast as it should, and at a time when digital is bringing such a shift, it might be something we will pay down the road. Having a super regulated and structured society has many advantages, but there are clear downsides when you go too far in that direction.
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Bradford Cross nails it. Not a popular discourse at a time the buzz around Artificial Intelligence is useful to so many people: politicians who need a scapegoat for economical woes, consultants scaring their corporate clients to milk them more durably, shovel sellers making money off the startup gold rush. But what Bradford describes is the reality, and the correction is coming soon.

"A lot of the thinking around bots is naively utilitarian and lacks the social intelligence to recognize the range of human needs being met by person-to-person interaction. For this reason, most bots will fail to retain users even if they can attract them initially. [...]

Conversational interfaces are often very inefficient to accomplish tasks as compared to other more visual solutions. Conversational interfaces are interesting and have been around in the HCI community for decades. There are certain applications where conversational interfaces are awesome, but in reality i think we’ll see that for the vast majority of applications, there are far more efficient interfaces to get things done."

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Favorite +Kickstarter project of the moment: MadeByThose's robotic drawing board Joto you can command from your phone or connect to the APIs of this world. There is something magical about adding digital magic to physical objects, I really love that type of device.

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Rome wasn't built in a day, neither were robot barbers. Don't worry hair dressers, your job is safe for now, just look at how the guinea pig looks at the end of the video.

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Gosh, someone just invented the autonomous stroller, I'm going to need to have more kids to give this a try. Currently crowdfunding on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smartbe-intelligent-stroller-baby-technology#/

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Man Arrested For Tweeting Seizure-Inducing GIF To Reporter With Epilepsy #21stCenturyCrime

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Making large international money transfers? @Monito just launched a "pro" version and will help you save big time, check https://www.monito.com/currency-exchange-comparison-for-large-transactions
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Facebook is no longer what I it should be: a safe place for discussion and debate to happen, a platform to turn social connections into meaningful relationships.

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Question of the day: are teenagers using drugs less in part because they are constantly stimulated and entertained by their computers and phones?

That would be quite something after all the demonization that took place around computers and mobile phones...
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