AI’s star grows brighter in marketing, with new announcements from Amazon, Facebook, and Emarsys
Amazon adds a new intelligence-as-a-service, Facebook builds AI for filtering videos, and marketing platform Emarsys is making AI a member of its family.
Artificial intelligence (AI), which has had a supporting role in the saga of marketing tools, is now becoming a star.
Several new announcements point to AI becoming as much a standard feature in marketing tools as the cloud, helping to move the age of cognitive marketing closer.
Amazon, of course, has a long history of offering automated intelligence, such as its individualized product recommendations and, more recently, its increasingly popular Alexa intelligent agent.
“We have thousands of people dedicated to AI in our business,” Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy told TechCrunch, validating the importance that the retail giant has assigned to the technology.