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Spotlight on facial recognition after IBM, Amazon and Microsoft bans

IBM was the first big tech outfit to announce it is closing down its facial recognition system amid the Black Lives Matter racial discrimination protests in the US and around the world. Since then, Amazon and Microsoft have followed suit, with all three wanting to no longer provide the technology for policing in the US.

Customer Experience Management

Marketing 2030 and the rise of the machines

The future of marketing and advertising over the next 10 years will be shaped by AI, data ethics and environmental responsibility, according to a new report.

Customer Experience Management

War Memorial taps NEC facial recognition tech to identify WW1 Diggers

As Anzac Day Dawn Services are set to be live streamed for the first time, another technology first has seen facial recognition technology used to identify lost World War 1 Diggers from the Western Front in an Australian War Memorial project with NEC Australia.

Digital Marketing

Can blockchain deliver on its big advertising promises?

The US Super Bowl has become as much about the football and half-time performances as it has about the ads. And this year’s game was notable not just for J Lo and Shakira, but a less visible innovation - blockchain-based digital advertising by Avocados from Mexico.

Digital Marketing

Report: Connectivity key for next decade in technology

Connectivity will be the key to unlocking the technology trends in the next decade, according to the Deloitte Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Predictions 2020 report. ThIs interconnectedness is expected to be a key driving force in shaping the impact and value of technology in the coming years.

Leadership

Why we need AI with a heart

In order for ​artificial intelligence (AI)​ to effectively engage with humans and keep their attention, they need to look more human-like, David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, said today at CEBIT in Sydney.

Digital Marketing

Explainer: What are deepfakes?

​Have you seen the video with US speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to be drunk and slurring her words? Or perhaps you’ve seen the one with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joking about knowing the public’s secrets? Or the videos of Rasputin singing Beyonce, Andy Warhol eating a Burger King burger or Salvadore Dali being brought back to life? In 2018, Barack Obama warned in a video about enemies making it look like anyone is saying anything at any time.

Digital Marketing

Emotion analytics: The X factor in CX?

“Focus on your customers”, Warren Buffet reportedly said. Savvy marketers take note: The renowned investor’s advice is borne out by the latest CX research from Forrester. According to the analyst firm’s 2018 Australian Customer Experience Index, emotion has a bigger impact on brand loyalty than ease or effectiveness and is the critical piece in becoming a standout CX leader.

Digital Marketing

​AI-driven CX delivers Foxtel a cricketing win

Foxtel and Mindshare are taking customer experience to the next level for cricket fans using AI. ‘Monty’, a machine learning (ML) model, has been spotting when and how wickets would fall in live games, in real time, and alerting fans before it happens.

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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

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Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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