Bottoming-Out in the Hype Cycle

It’s not surprising that artificial intelligence experienced a backlash as organizations experimented with a brand-new technology. Like wearables, virtual reality, and cryptocurrencies before them, we rushed into chatbots as “the next big thing” — even at the cost of user satisfaction. The resulting cooling of attitudes in many ways signaled the chatbot’s coming of age.…

Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

The City - By Hillary Louise Johnson, Sactown Magazine Rendering by DGA New plans for the former American Savings building on K Street include a rooftop deck that could host events like fundraisers and outdoor film festivals. The ripple effect of Golden 1 Center continues to expand as one of downtown’s most promising blocks is…

What is a Chatbot Anyway?

A chatbot is a service that simulates a conversation with a human by leveraging artificial intelligence and natural language processing. These bots help organizations provide targeted, proactive user experiences while increasing revenue and user engagement. They can range from functional to fun, run on a variety of different platforms, and provide a near limitless number…

The Agile Toolbox

Let’s talk about a common problem that is a very real threat to any Agile company or project. We’ve all heard the term “pounding a square peg into a round hole” when something is misused, and I would be willing to bet that we’ve all experienced it. Some of you might be experiencing it right…