Oliver Gilbert
Next Billion

Oliver Gilbert directs Next Billion, a Singapore-based social enterprise dedicated to engaging the next billion emerging mobile consumers. Oliver leverages his previous corporate, government, and non-profit roles in America, Europe, Africa and Asia towards expanding Next Billion in new markets.

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Articles by Oliver Gilbert

  • Oliver Gilbert

    Getting 4 Billion New Internet Users Online: Deploying Conversational AI at the BoP

    Do you remember JARVIS, the computerized personal assistant who helps Tony Stark manage his complex super hero affairs in the Iron Man movies? With the rise of conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) like Google Home or Amazon Echo, or the smartphone-based Viv, Siri, Cortana, etc., similar JARVIS-like services may be available in the not-so-distant future. But wouldn’t it be better if this technology actually helped increase equality of global mobile access and information, in addition to just ordering take out?

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