As Artificial Intelligence continues to progress, both the tech capabilities and the human fears are on the rise. While AI is expected to create 15 million new jobs over the next 10 years, experts also anticipate 25 million jobs will be replaced by automation in that time period. Beyond affecting the labor force, AI stands to alter our society through changes in transportation with the likes of automated cars, advancements in the military with drone developments, and a redesign in healthcare with automated diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Dive into this thoughtful debate on the risks and rewards of the technology set to transform our lives, for better or worse.
A decade ago, brands launched into a social media land grab. Those who acted strategically and efficiently reaped the rewards of consumer attention. Now, the next channel for that attention is here! Voice-first A.I. platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are taking audio interactive and on-demand, giving brands unprecedented opportunity to connect directly with their customers. It's the next frontier for marketing, opening up personalized communication and direct commerce with audiences at scale.
When you give a computer to an engineer or to a graphic designer - their powers increase dramatically. But when you give a computer to a "creative" - a conceptual thinker and problem-solver - she doesn't experience a similar boost in either productivity or output quality. She simply starts to type instead of writing and google instead of going to the library. Why is that? Can we imagine a "hybrid" human+machine creative process that would give us a radical creative boost, helping us get to better "a-ha!" moments faster?
Customers are more in control than ever before. Digital has transformed the purchase journey and market saturation is common. Even legislative changes are encouraging customers to shop around. With competition just a scroll, click or voice command away customer retention has never been more important. As a result, brands need to establish new value amongst their audiences in order to drive loyalty. But what is deemed ‘value’ in this environment and how can new technologies help?
Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank
Transforming your brand requires bold innovation in the science of marketing to deliver market-leading art. AI is becoming mainstream, and what everyone wants to know is does it really work, or is it just another algorithm? IBM would say "yes." They're getting real results with IBM's cognitive bidder Watson, embedded in MediaMath's demand-side platform to extend the results of marketing campaigns. IBM and MediaMath will discuss their pilot campaign and how they're bringing AI to programmatic to make marketing people love.
Managing Director, International, MediaMath
IBM Watson Marketing Channel & Digital Agency Manager, Europe, IBM
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