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Dispatch #00001001

posted: 26 April, 2019

Welcome to the ninth edition of Dispatches, our fastidiously hand-picked collection of the most interesting ideas, innovations, and insight from the global retail, fashion, and tech industry news… and other tenuously-related great stuff we feel compelled to share.

It’s another short one this week, dear reader, and we’re doubling-down on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. That’s right, we’re looking at a fusion of artificial intelligence (AI), Deep Learning, robotics, and other technologies, and their power to transform the world as we know it. Buckle up.

Oh, and on a lighter note, there’s a pretty cool interview with fashion designer-film director-screenwriter-film producer Tom Ford too – enjoy!

  • Making a better future
    How a revolution in our factories could change our world.
    [BBC]
  • Will AI kill developing world growth?
    Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian Goldin.
    [BBC]
  • T-shirt recycling is here, and it could transform fashion
    Fashion label Marine Layer partnered with a Spanish factory to turn old t-shirts into new shirts, diverting them from landfills.
    [Fast Company]
  • Zuckerberg’s big Facebook reboot
    The social media tycoon is moving into selling goods, not data.
    [Sunday Times]
  • With… Tom Ford, fragrant vegan vampire
    How a designer known for sex and excess became a devoted family man – and C.F.D.A. chief!
    [NY Times]
  • Does your dinner come from a ‘dark kitchen’?
    Deliveroo’s kitchens; are workspaces allowing restaurants to meet demand for app deliveries.
    [BBC]

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