Christophe Durand posts

Change Management

New Year’s Resolutions: Shed those excess pounds (from my Google inbox)!

TL;DR → Smart links to quickly clear out your Gmail inboxes Do you know your Do you know your current GMail storage usage?   How much is dead weight? To ring in the new year, I decided to finally buckle down and clear out my GMail inbox. I spent a total of 10 minutes and, just by cleaning out old emails, my inbox dropped from a size 16GB to a mere 4GB!  There are more than 650 people at OCTO. If we all do a little…

Read more
Digitalisation

Google Home understands your pet!

Developing a conversational agent for Google Home is complex. But the hard part is to test it. Especially if you work in an open space full of facetious colleagues. OCTO's BYOP (Bring Your Own Pet) policy does not help: sounds from pets are also detected by Google Home devices. To our astonishment we've found that this detection is very sophisticated: Google Home seems to have acquired abilities to understand the language of animals!

Read more