A weekly selection of news the Brazilian innovation and technology ecosystem has been talking about: prices of consumer tech products are about to soar, Telefónica and Microsoft boost startup investments in Brazil and more.
The shock, of Covid-19, may accelerate the movement to more efficient, cloud-native operating models for enterprises and tech companies alike. Well-designed products may engage customers on their own, and proof-of-concepts and trials will move to new cloud marketplaces.
An analysis of YouTube comments on videos related to coronavirus reveals rising distrust of President Trump’s ability to handle the crisis. If even YouTube commenters, generally a reviled sort of human, are against him, what are the president’s chances at reelection?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to change all of that. Predictions that once required months to generate and required frequently manual tweaks could instead be handled by powerful technologies that operate near-autonomously.
Could the coronavirus cultivate a shift in attitude where people are forced to bank online or on their mobiles? And, as they would find managing their money digitally more efficient, stop visiting their bank branch altogether, even after the pandemic ends?