Really interesting piece on all of the attention being shifted to AR and taking away from Chatbots. However these are some very cool use cases that blends the two technologies and the result is very useful. This is where the world is heading, we have the tools at our disposal we just need the commercial applications to push them through. At Rush we are building out all sorts of blended tech solutions incorporating AR, VR, AI, gaming you name it.
This year has been fondly dubbed the year of the bot by tech leaders, investors, and journalists. However, while many have been following the bot revolution, the first truly viral augmented reality (AR) game, Pokémon Go, has just usurped that whole trend in the public eye. The combination of nostalgia and cool tech has created a perfect storm for an underdeveloped platform to get serious attention. So what does this mean? Has the 2016 tech trend been hit with an AR curveball? Are bots so last month? Not quite. Now that AR has been adopted by the masses and the world is still buzzing about bots, a real opportunity exists to combine AR and bots to transform businesses and enhance experiences in unique ways.