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Research Reveals Milennials Feel Both Excited and Threatened by AI

Trend Summary: Millennials are not only excited but also feel threatened by Artificial Intelligence. 


According to Forbes.com Millennials are now the largest consumer group worldwide. As a result, it makes sense for ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

...  marketers to consider Millennials thoughts and feelings when deciding on the technologies in which to to invest.

One of the most promising areas of innovation is AI.

Since 2000, there has been a six-fold increase in Venture capitalist's  investments in AI startups.

As a result many businesses are adopting AI technology and the global revenues from “smart” enterprise applications are expected to grow from $1.62bn in 2018 to an eyewatering $31bn come 2025.

More to the point, research indicates that nearly one-third of millennials understand AI and have some experience with it.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7364

US Tech Titans Plan Massive Expansion Shift to Taiwan

Trend Summary: Tech titans Google, IBM and Microsoft are all expanding in Taiwan this year.


Google has announced it will hire three hundred people in Taiwan this year, training 5,000 local students in ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... artificial intelligence for machines.

That news, as detailed on Google’s blog last month, follows an acquisition by the software giant in January of 2,000 employees who once worked for Taiwanese tech firm HTC.

Separately, but in the same thematic vein, Microsoft said in January 2018 that it has it had chosen Taiwan to grow its artificial intelligence business.

The Redmond, Washington headquartered tech colossus also revealed in February of this year that it intends to recruit one hundred people during the next two years, plus a further two hundred within five years to staff a $34m Taiwan Research and Development centre currently under development and dedicated to artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and cloud computing.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7358

Microsoft To Plough $5bn Into Internet Of Things Over Next Four Years

Trend Summary: Microsoft plans to invest $5bn in the Internet of Things over the next four years.


The IT giant's massive investment is aimed at supporting innovation in it's technology platform along with ...  

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... research and development in IoT security, development tools and intelligent services. 

According to Microsoft, other major companies including Kohler, Steelcase, Chevron, United Technologies and Johnson Controls are using its IoT platform.

In a recently released company statement Microsoft said: “With each new implementation, we’re witnessing a unique transformation”.

Added the company: “We’re also getting a look into how both customers and partners overcome the specific challenges of building an IoT solution that harnesses massive amounts of data.

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Source: www.mediapost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7357

Marketing Organisations Are Expanding AI and Machine Learning in 2018

Trend Summary: How machine learning is revolutionising marketing.


According to multinational consulting, technology and outsourcing services giant Capgemini, 84% of marketing organisations are implementing or ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... expanding AI and machine learning in 2018.

Capgemini estimates that five percent of enterprises using AI and machine learning enhance customer satisfaction by more than 10%, while three in four organisations implementing AI and machine learning increase sales of new products and services by over 10%.

Moreover in 2018 circa 75% of enterprises using AI and machine learning enhance customer satisfaction by more than 10% while three in four organisations implementing AI and machine learning increase sales of new products and services by more than 10%.

Capgemini also identified key technologies that fall under the AI umbrella such as language learning, measurement of human characteristics, analysis of image and video content and digital assistants.

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Source: Chiefmarketer.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7337

Consumer Behavior Continues to Change Amazon’s Business Model

Trend Summary: Amazon Search aims to capitalise on changing consumer behavior.


The biggest challenge for marketers seeking to reach consumers via Amazon remains a lack of understanding of how the ...
marketplace’s ad network and search services work prompting ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... Marketing agency Merkle Group to create a playbook geared toward the nuances, benefits and limitations of its ad business.

Since the biggest challenge for marketers seeking to reach consumers via Amazon remains a lack of understanding as to how the
marketplace’s ad network and search services work, Merkle has created a playbook geared toward outlining the nuances, benefits and limitations of its ad business. 

A recent JPMorgan estimate suggests that Amazon’s fledgling's ad business brought in $2.8bn in 2017 and will reach $6.6bn in 2019.

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Source: www.mediapost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7335

Brands Urged to Rethink Behaviours to Exploit AI

Trend Summary: As AI increasingly shapes our daily lives, brands must mull how to shift their behaviors to meet customer expectations.


AI and the app mentality has forced complicated brands to take a hard look at their products and services and shape them to be ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... nimble and mobile-focused.

According to Chief Marketer.com we are already seeing similar misconceptions about how and when brands should experiment with AI, but what else will the AI trend usher in?

Marketers are already mulling what future brand experiences will look like when we as consumers become used to (and expect) incredible simplicity, fewer interfaces to interact with and an incredible amount of personalization?

Posits Chief Marketer: "Brands will need to think beyond creating experiences they want people to adhere to and instead consider creating behaviors they want people to adopt".

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Source: Chiefmarketer.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7334

Amazon Heralds The Era of Smart Homes

Trend Summary: Here's a glimpse into the future as the era of the smart home looms before us.


It’s a Saturday night, and you’re having friends over for dinner. So you start chatting with your refrigerator, integrated with Amazon’s Alexa while the technology suggests some meal ideas and tells you what ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... you’ll need to buy.

The fridge tells you what’s inside and you place your order and start focusing on cleaning, telling your your Google Home to pick a cooking playlist while you enjoy the few minutes of reprieve, knowing that soon your groceries will arrive via drone delivery.

This is the world of the smart home – a world of incredible convenience and connectivity. These innovations set us free to do what we really want and need to do – work, play, relax, socialise – and reduce the tedious time spent on chores and errands.  

As exciting as these changes are, they’re just the beginning. This same desire for convenience and connectivity is driving the global push for smart communities – cities and towns powered by data analytics and the Internet of Things.

Using artificial intelligence, sensors and automation, they will maximize productivity, streamline and strengthen public services and increase sustainability for citizens, communities and companies alike. And they’re coming soon – according to research from the Consumer Technology Association, the global smart city market will be worth more than $34.35bn come 2020.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7321

Facebook Unveils Major Changes to Social Media

Trend Summary: Facebook's latest changes are set to impact influencers and the future of Social Media Marketing.


Once again, Mark Zuckerberg shook up the world last week when he announced that Facebook will change it's algorithm to...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... promote more personal content as opposed to news items.

According to Social Media Strategist, Thomas Drew, obsessing over Zuckerburg’s net worth has never yielded positive results for me.

Instead my conclusion was this: "What’s bad for businesses is good for Influencers".

With new regulations on data [General Data Protection Regulation] and less material from media outlets and businesses organically making Facebook users feeds, the stock of Social influencers will continue to rise.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7314

Major Companies Worldwide Have Yet to Exploit Machine Learning

Trend Summary: Five vectors of progress are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to deploy machine learning.


Though nearly every industry is finding applications for machine learning—the artificial intelligence technology that feeds on data to automatically discover patterns and anomalies and make predictions—most companies are not yet ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... taking advantage of the oppportunities.

Machine learning is one of the most powerful and versatile information technologies available today, however most companies have not yet begun to put it to use.

One recent survey of 3,100 executives in small, medium, and large companies across seventeen nations countries found that fewer than 10% were investing in machine learning.

According to the survey, a number of factors are restraining the adoption of machine learning. Specifically: Qualified practitioners are in short supply while tools and frameworks for doing machine learning work are immature and still evolving.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7310

Twitter Revamps Its Digital Offering Via AI

Trend Summary: Twitter is leading the media herd via AI and machine learning to revamp digital experiences.


In the latest example of this trend, Twitter is using neural networks to crop picture previews in more eye-pleasing ways. According to Zehan Wag and Lucas Theis, respectively an engineering manager and researcher at Twitter, the goal is to create ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... a more consistent UI experience. 

Specifically, Twitter is using a technique called "knowledge distillation" to train a smaller network to imitate the shower but via a more powerful network that enables an ensemble of large networks to generate predictions on a set of images. These predictions, together with some third-party data, are then used to train a smaller, faster network.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7306



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