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When it comes to chatbots Dexter is changing the game

Move over VR: Chatbots are the next big thing

Bots are hot. Or, as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says, they’re “the new apps.” But what caused this sudden rise to fame? Chatbots aren’t exactly new: Their d...
SONY’S YASUO TAKAHASHI ON THE FUTURE OF VR

Sony’s Yasuo Takahashi on the future of VR

With the recent launch of PlayStation VR, a virtual reality headset compatible with the Sony PlayStation 4, the future of gaming looks set to change forever. Bu...
Our tech predictions for 2017

Tech predictions for 2017

Last month, Rakuten brought together some of the world’s most innovative thinkers for our 10th annual Rakuten Technology Conference in Tokyo. Now, as 2016 winds...
Can AI outsmart humans?

Will AI really outsmart humans?

Computers have beaten humans in chess, Go and, most recently, rock-paper-scissors. Could it be that artificial intelligence (AI) will surpass human intelligence...
Glicode - the future of coding education?

Learning to code with candy

Whoever said candy was bad for you? Well, setting conversations on sugar-intake aside, a wide range of businesses is now investing in the next boom in children’...