1 in 4 Chinese people is suffering from nasal allergies. However, they simply attribute their allergies to air pollution, and ignore that weather conditions and allergens are causes of nasal allergies too. GSK decided to collaborate with MOJI Weather, the most used weather app in China, to create the Flixonase allergy monitor which indicates the real-time level of allergen, and to send geo-located coupons on high allergen days which encourage consumers to seek Flixonase nasal spray in nearby pharmacy then incentivize their purchase.
In China, young adults always bring gifts to their elder family members when they go back to hometown during the holiday of Chinese New Year. However, most Chinese prefer « healthy and practical » gifts such as foods, electronics or cosmetics, and clothing is not at the top of the gift list. Uniqlo wanted to remind Chinese people that clothes could also be a relevant part of the holiday, by using location-based coupons and AI powered Wechat campaign to send them gift recommendations with one-click order button.
By Black et Decker
For Black & Decker, the manufacturer of housing and gardening tools, a great challenge in nowadays’ German market is that its products are available in fewer and fewer traditional stores. In another hand, more and more DIY amateurs are sharing their tools online. The brand decided to digitalize its image to seduce this young community by making a virtual smart cupboard of tools which allows users to borrow, reserve and exchange tools.
Young drivers are most at risk of being involved in an accident. AAMI SmartPlates allows young drivers to track their learning progress in real time and pinpoints skills that need practicing. It uses smartphone technology to live-track a learner’s hours, route choice, weather, road and traffic conditions, and then provides comprehensive feedback on progress.
Nike took iconic street courts in Manila and used data and design to transform them into a basketball coaches. Painted with portraits based on actual NBA players by NYC well-known illustrator Arturo Torres, each court unlocks a hyper-personalised training program and sends training drills to players, streamed in a data-free way using Google technology.
By Sense International India
For deafblind people, neither Pro-tactile Sign Language nor Braille allows them to communicate with other people independently and remotely in this digital era. Therefore, Sense India created The Good Vibes App, the first, two-way communication tool for the deafblind, that harnesses the power of the smartphone to empower the deafblind community across the world.
By Mars New Zealand
Human love to take selfies, but dog don’t like it that much. To promote its product Pedigree DentaSTIX, Mars decided to win young dog owners by helping them to capture perfect dog selfies. The brand created SelfieSTIX, a smartphone accessory given away with products and supported by a smartphone application that analyzes dogs facial characteristics then puts funny filters on dog’s face.
By Reclame Aqui
Canceling a service is often one of the most frustrating tasks for a consumer, big corporations create all kinds of obstacles to make people quit trying. Reclame Aqui decided to counter their tactics. The Canceller is a bot that integrates the powerful artificial intelligence of IBM Watson with Google Cloud. The bot is capable of calling the companies’ call centers to ask for the cancelling and it will never give up until the service is cancelled!
The image classification errors were decreasing by 50% year-over-year, meaning it was likely that it would catch up to human accuracy in the near future. Microsoft realized this might be an opportunity for helping people with visual impairments by bringing together the power of visual recognition, cloud and AI to deliver an intelligent app designed to help those people navigate their day with spoken audio.