THE AUTOMATON TELLER MACHINE
Introducing Pepper, Emirates NBD’s new employee.
Twitter’s ‘aggressive’ new trolling stance In the wake of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones’ experience of receiving a torrent of targeted racist and sexualised tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would become “a lot more aggressive” in tackling online abuse. Speaking at Dmexco via video link, where he was interviewed by WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, Dorsey admitted the brand had not thought “cohesively” about putting its resources behind the issue.
Robotic bank clerks ( literally) Customers tired of the souldestroying trips to the bank may soon be served by a Japanese human-shaped robot named Pepper, which is to be employed by Emirates NBD to liven up their experience. The four-foot, artifical intelligence humanoid will initially just perform at marketing and promotional functions, but the bank has said the softly-spoken Pepper will be making appearances at selected stores in the near future.
...AND ONE THING WE REALLY DON’T… Romanticising colonial rule A Brisbane bar called British Colonial Co. has found itself at the centre of a media storm after marketing itself as trying to recapture the “stylish” days of the British Empire. Critics accused the venue of ‘romanticising’ the colonia era.