Friday Five – October 4, 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: Our cofounders participated in a quick chat with our local news station about the pros and cons of artificial intelligence. You can check out the segment on AI in San Antonio here

TECH SA: Pros and cons of artificial intelligence technology

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2. What We’re Writing: Embrace Artificial Intelligence to Find Your Next Customer in Unexpected Places

In a survey of auto dealers released last month, Cox Automotive discovered 63 percent of dealers see AI and automation as necessary. Yet, few companies are taking advantage.

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3. What We’re Reading: This Seattle-based food-tech company is making pizza with AI and robotics. 

A finished cheese pizza is ready to eat during a demonstration at Seattle-based Picnic. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)


Seattle company is using artificial intelligence to make pizza; check out the assembly line


4. Tech News: Microsoft is giving phones another go with their new foldable Surface Duo. 

Microsoft thinks a dual-screen Android phone can take on Apple and Samsung


5. Today in Tech History:

The first man-made satellite to orbit the Earth, Sputnik 1, is launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, marking what is now considered the beginning of the Space Age. Surprising the world with its successful launch, Sputnik triggered the Space Race between the Soviet Union and United States ushering in an era of rapid advancement in the field of space exploration. After 3 months in orbit, Sputnik reentered the Earth’s atmosphere and burned up on January 4, 1958.


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