PushKick iOS app

PushKick iOS app

We’ve uploaded on AppStore a new app, called PushKick. It’s purpose is to notify you when something new is getting published on a RSS/XML feed. Very useful if you don’t want to miss something 🙂 Me for example, I am using it to get notifications when something is wrong with the various services/sites we...
Artificial Intelligence Personal Considerations

Artificial Intelligence Personal Considerations

Chapter 1. The story Once upon a time there was a scorpion on the shore of a river. He sees a frog and ask her to take him on the other part of the river, because he cannot swim. The frog tells him: “But you are a scorpion. You will sting me and I will die. I will not take you to the other part.” The scorpion: “Common, frog. Trust me. I will not sting you. If I would, we would both die in the river. I am not stupid. OK?” Finally, the frog gives in and takes the scorpion on her back, swimming. During the crossing, the scorpion stings the frog. With her final strengths before dying, the frog asks the scorpion. “Why? Why? Now we will both die!” The scorpion: “I could not refrain. This is my true nature. Sorry.” So they both died. The morale of the story. Even the human race’s most brilliant minds knows that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will eventually mean our extinction, we cannot help it, but to move forward. Chapter 2. The general blindness I’ve personally asked a lot of people, very involved in IT, from across the globe, what movie scenario do they think the human kind will most probably follow: Matrix – machines controlling masses brains Terminator – AI takes control and wipes out human race Star Trek – humanity focused on high values, overcoming lower Maslow pyramid levels The vast majority they pointed out Star Trek (the optimist variant). Why not a negative one, aka Terminator? The answer seems very innocent/naive for me: because of the robotics laws/because humans...
The importance of the “free” perception for 0800 numbers

The importance of the “free” perception for 0800 numbers

You would say that a business client would not care if the contact phone is normal cost or not. You would say that offering a free infoline for a B2B would not make any difference because the business clients are used to call any type of phone, including international Well, is not so. Having a 0800 number is VERY important at the perception level, for various reasons: your business gets an extra value. After all, not everybody has a free phone, correct? It’s a way to differentiate between a serious company versus a riskier company. at the psychological level, when a person calls a free phone means he is seeking and appreciating also the lower risk threshold involved in starting a new cooperation. ZERO RISKS for you. “Call this FREE phone. You have nothing to lose.“ If you search on the internet, there are zillions of providers of free numbers. My personal choice is the “.com” of free numbers, 0800. Of course, there are other numbers, like 0877 and so on, but it will fail to achieve the purpose. So, if you have a business that targets people everywhere on the planet, use it! It really works! —- Later Edit. Because I was asked by some of you which provider I use, here is my answer: callforwarding.com. Is not perfect, but as far as I used until now, is by far the best...