L'Atelier BNP Paribas L'Atelier BNP Paribas : Accelerating Innovation https://atelier.bnpparibas/en Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:44:18 +0200 <![CDATA[The Smart City now a less enticing concept?]]>

It is now estimated that some two thirds of all those living in the United States do not wish to live in a Smart City. Some details below.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/smart-city-enticing-concept Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:33:28 +0200
<![CDATA[From Henry Ford to Uber: how the automobile industry is reinventing road mobility]]>

Driven by changing expectations among consumers and the popularity of the services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft, a new paradigm is at work in the automobile market. Nowadays the goal is less about selling vehicles and more about providing a mobility service that meets the needs of the individual user.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/henry-ford-uber-automobile-industry-reinventing-road-mobility Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:52:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Blockchain set to make significant inroads into insurance]]>

Blockchain technology could prove extremely useful to the insurance sector. Recent studies predict that this new market will top a billion dollars within a few years.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/blockchain-set-significant-inroads-insurance Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:57:11 +0200
<![CDATA[Shipping containers the future for automated retail?]]>

ShelfX is looking for companies to try out its new pop-up store concept, which is based on retrofitted shipping containers.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/news/shipping-containers-future-automated-retail Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:27:43 +0200
<![CDATA[A carbon counter to help people reduce their environmental footprint]]>

A mobile app, a smart meter and the power to choose: this is what Flick Electric is offering New Zealand consumers in order to help them to monitor the CO2 content of the national electricity mix in real time and take action to reduce their personal carbon footprint.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/carbon-counter-people-reduce-environmental-footprint Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:40:40 +0200
<![CDATA[Selfies becoming a useful tool for payments and insurance?]]>

Biometrics, including fingerprints, retinal scans, and voice or face recognition, are increasingly gaining ground as a means of authenticating payments. Now selfies are starting to be used by a growing number of not only FinTech but also InsurTech companies as a new identification tool.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/selfies-tool-payments-insurance Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:15:22 +0200
<![CDATA[Subscription services driving the spread of new approaches to mobility?]]>

Booking a shared ride on Uber or Lyft or transiting the city on a self-service bike or electric scooter are still rather exotic modes of transport for many people. The fixed payment plan or subscription service approaches now being tested might change the situation.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/subscription-services-driving-spread-approaches-mobility Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:52:35 +0200
<![CDATA[Artificial Consciousness the Next Big Thing in the field of AI?]]>

Following the recent advances made in Artificial Intelligence, the prospect of robots with their very own ‘Artificial Consciousness’ could herald a far-reaching revolution in the cognitive architecture of machines, which will enable them to take entirely autonomous decisions in line with an action framework set by human beings.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/artificial-consciousness-big-field-ai Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:44:30 +0200
<![CDATA[FinTech firms continue to attract capital]]>

Audit and consultancy firm KPMG has just released its latest biannual global analysis of investment in the FinTech sector; meanwhile the United States Treasury has published its conclusions on the US financial system. Some key details below.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/fintech-firms-continue-attract-capital Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:01:33 +0200
<![CDATA[Lyft aiming to sound the death knell for private cars]]>

Lyft is on a mission to end the current practice of road vehicles occupied by a single person. The US-based ride-hailing company is even prepared to reward users who agree to get out of their cars. Details below.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/lyft-aiming-sound-death-knell-private-cars Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:01:32 +0200
<![CDATA[FlixBus rolls into San Francisco Bay]]>

The German low-cost transport company has just opened new lines on Californian routes.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/flixbus-rolls-san-francisco-bay Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:35:21 +0200
<![CDATA[Self-sufficient houses offer a new paradigm for the energy market]]>

Autonomous houses, capable of generating enough clean power to meet their own requirements, are now gaining in popularity. This mini-revolution has been made possible by a harmonious combination of various technological advances.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/self-sufficient-houses-offer-paradigm-energy-market Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[What do US inhabitants think about self-service electric scooters?]]>

Self-service electric scooters have invaded the sidewalks in a number of US cities, providing a new alternative to the car. So what do United States residents really think about this?

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/inhabitants-about-self-service-electric-scooters Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:30:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Big Data to help promote microlending]]>

Analyzing large volumes of available data helps to assess the impact of microlending and, going forward, to integrate unbanked sections of the population into the financial sphere.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/big-data-promote-microlending Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:16:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Nammu, the fish-robot that wants to save the ocean]]>

What will oceans look like in the years to come? How can we leverage technology to have a positive impact? The co-founder of Aquaai, Liane Thompson, shares her vision.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/nammu-fish-robot-save-ocean Tue, 24 Jul 2018 21:22:00 +0200
<![CDATA[50 million autonomous vehicles on our roads by 2026]]>

Four wheels, an engine and passenger seats… but no human driver: a recent report predicts that 50 million self-driving cars will be on the roads by 2026.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/50-million-autonomous-vehicles-roads-2026 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:47:08 +0200
<![CDATA[Uber's approach: "We need to first discuss what we want for our cities"]]>

A few weeks ago at Movin'On, we sat down with Adam Blinick, Director of Public Policy and Communications at Uber Canada, to talk about transportation in tomorrow's cities.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/uber-s-approach-we-discuss-cities Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:22:35 +0200
<![CDATA[Subscription offer: a boon for movie-lovers?]]>

Helmed by one of the Netflix founders, MoviePass is now seeing spectacular growth in the United States, but the movie subscription company still needs to find the right business model.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/news/subscription-offer-boon-movie-lovers Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:49:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Cyber Week 2018: the 10 challenges viewed from the Israeli ecosystem]]>

Attending Cyber Week, an event running from 17 - 21 June on the campus of Tel Aviv University, L'Atelier BNP Paribas took a deep dive into Israel's cybersecurity ecosystem.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/cyber-week-2018-10-challenges-viewed-israeli-ecosystem Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:10:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Update on the BeautyTech industry in Silicon Valley]]>

Take a look at the beauty and fashion industry's biggest trends from Silicon Valley BeautyTech Acceleration Program's first Demo Day on July 10th.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/news/update-beautytech-industry-silicon-valley Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:00:00 +0200