Gazing into the future to make realistic predictions can be tricky business. (Just ask those who predicted we’d all have a portable helicopter in our driveways by 2015) That does not mean it’s not worth looking at the existing landscape and projecting forward to figure out where the road may be leading. In this What’s Possible infographic, we explore the impact AI and IoT might have in the workplace by 2025.
The smart streetlight. The connected car. The self-driving vehicle. They are all technologies that promise a future with less traffic and greater efficiency for the delivery of community services. But when will they jump from the pilot phase to truly impact the way a city or municipality? Research for our What’s Possible series seems to indicate that by 2025 the impact of connected sensors integrated into most infrastructure will begin to be paying off.
Past, present and future walked into a bar. It was tense. It may only be a moderately funny quip, but it will always be memorable to me because it was the first joke I heard from a virtual assistant. It was only a couple of years ago, but I remember being awestruck that my smartphone could tell a joke better than me. How things have changed. Voice-activated digital assistants can now control your music, adjust the thermostat for your home or track the delivery time until your take 0ut pizza arrives.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".