Digital & Digital transformation

Reflections around digital, digital transformation and their impact on our environment.

Photo : Effects of hedonic shopping motivations and gender differences on compulsive online buyers

Effects of hedonic shopping motivations and gender differences on compulsive online buyers

Online shopping is considered a modern, vigorous, 24/7 available, and routine activity. Consequently, consumers conveniently engage in online shopping activities for immediate pleasure or instant sensual inspiration. These shopping motivations could be indispensable tendencies of compulsive online buyers, who are characterized by unabated and repetitive buying needs. To satisfy these irrepressible urges, compulsive buyers can […]

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Photo : Design and development of automobile assembly model using federated artificial intelligence with smart contract

Design and development of automobile assembly model using federated artificial intelligence with smart contract

With smart sensors and embedded drivers, today’s automotive industry has taken a giant leap in emerging technologies like Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, and the Internet of things and started to build data-driven decision-making strategies to compete in global smart manufacturing. This paper proposes a novel design framework that uses Federated learning-Artificial intelligence (FAI) for decision-making and Smart Contract (SC) policies for process execution […]

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Photo : The Fintech industry: Crowdfunding in context

The Fintech industry: Crowdfunding in context

This chapter presents how the financial services sector, especially banking, was a driver for ICT development in the last quarter of the twentieth century and early years of this century. But several phenomena happened on technological, social, and financial fronts in the second half of the last decade that led banks to ‘get their eyes […]

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Photo : The Potential of Chatbots in travel and tourism services in the context of social distancing

The Potential of Chatbots in travel and tourism services in the context of social distancing

As many other sectors, the travel and tourism industries faced great challenges following the 2019/20 Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and border closures bringing travel to a halt. With the likely prolongation of social distancing measures and increasing health consciousness, service firms may need to reduce the amount of direct interactions between customers and frontline staff, encouraging the use of […]

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