Friday Five – August 16, 2019

FunnelAI’s Friday Five is a collection of five of the coolest news articles and ideas from us and the tech industry.

1. What We’re Up To: Team Funnel is headed to Digital Dealer 27 on Monday. Will you be there? Stop by our booth to learn how you can revolutionize your sales process.

Booth 1134 FunnelAI at Digital Dealer

2. Quick Tip: Millenials and Gen Z still want to make their car purchase in-store. Good news for dealerships, but this highlights the importance of modernizing the car buying experience to keep them happy.

3. What We’ve Been Listening To: Artificial Intelligence Sniffs Out Unsafe Foods – Researchers trained machine-learning algorithms to read Amazon reviews to find foods that might be recalled by the FDA.

4. Upcoming Events: We’re hosting a panel featuring women in advanced tech and AI on August 28 at Trinity University. Come help us support our mission of increasing diversity in tech. RSVP here: bit.ly/2OK7ud3

San Antonio Artificial Intelligence Events and SA Women in Machine Learning & Data Science present Women in Advanced Tech, Opportunities for Diversity: A Panel Discussion with Top Leading Women in AI From Academia and Industry

5. This Week in Tech History: The world’s first “smartphone” went on sale. The IBM Simon Personal Communicator was a mobile phone with computer functions. It would have cost you $899 (or $1435 in current dollars). Source

IBM Simon with touchpad and stylus

Thanks for reading! We’ll catch you next week to share a brand new Friday Five. Make sure to read all of our other blog posts at funnelai.com/blog

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