“Ray gave us an incredible, upbeat glimpse into the future.” Mastercard
“Ray Hammond is one of the best public speakers we have ever seen.” GE Corporation, Europe
“A really stunning keynote speech.” Microsoft
“Ray’s speech was uplifting, inspiring and visionary.” Vodafone
“Ray stimulated and inspired our North American sales team at the end of a very long day.” Ericsson Networks
“As a speaker, Ray Hammond has Mojo!” National Property Council of Australia.
“Ray Hammond was fabulous. He bent our minds.” Intel Corporation
“Ray – thank you for your terrific contribution to our Business Leadership Forum.” McKinsey & Co
“Ray was awesome at our 4th Annual Seminar in Montego Bay.” Ministry of Tourism, Jamaica
“Ray was brilliant at our client conference in Cape Town.” Telkom SA

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A baby robot designed to “invoke an emotional connection” has been unveiled in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many couples without children.

The Kirobo Mini was created by Toyota’s non-automotive department and is equipped with artificial intelligence and a camera so it can recognise the face of the person speaking to it and respond.

Toyota plans to sell Kirobo Mini, which blinks its eyes and speaks with a baby-like high-pitched voice, for 39,800 yen (£300/US$390) in Japan next year. It comes with a “cradle” that doubles as its baby seat designed to fit in car cup holders.

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