Dispatch from an advertising future #201

What the new normal looks like: Google data https://www.warc.com/content/feed/what-the-new-normal-looks-like-google-data/en-GB/5144 He’d never thought about therapy in The Before. He’d had ups and downs of course but that world that was now long gone seemed to just carry him along. But he’d realised in the latest wave that he needed help. He remembered, as he sat in …

Dispatch from an advertising future #197

https://www.vice.com/en/article/93ypp8/leaked-documents-amazon-astro-surveillance-robot-tracking Leaked Documents Show How Amazon’s Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do I’m sorry to disturb you, but, it is my job after all. I’m here to “provide peace of mind”, your sentry in the home, making sure there are no intruders, nothing to disturb you and your family. On my patrol I noticed something …

Dispatch from an advertising future #191

https://digiday.com/marketing/sliding-door-moments-how-will-hybrid-working-trend-affect-office-romances/ ‘Sliding door moments’: How will hybrid working trend affect office romances? How did I meet your mother? It was during The Fourth Great Lockdown. It was all new then. In The Before people had travelled to buildings to work but then the First Great Pandemic hit and everything changed. I worked in a first …

Dispatch from an advertising future #190

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2021/09/social-media-influencer-model-created-from-artificial-intelligence-lands-100-sponsorships Social media influencer/model created from artificial intelligence lands 100 sponsorships I love her. I mean who wouldn’t? “Influencer” doesn’t even cover it. She’s everything I want to be. I’m new to all this but she’s the model. You only have to look. Everything just, you know… right. That real presence. No wonder she’s got …

Dispatch from an advertising future #186

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/4/22657026/facebook-mislabeling-video-black-men-primates-algorithm Facebook says its AI mislabeling a video of Black men as “primates” was “unacceptable” As a union we are committed to diversity and inclusion across the businesses where our members work. We are also committed to our members being treated fairly. If management does not play its part in creating an inclusive environment then …

Dispatch from an advertising future #184

https://petapixel.com/2021/08/30/googles-new-ai-photo-upscaling-tech-is-jaw-dropping/ Google’s New AI Photo Upscaling Tech is Jaw-Dropping It was just a doodle really. I dashed it off in a moment. Just a start. It wasn’t finished, polished, ready even. It was more of a note, a quick snapshot when it occurred to me. Barely an idea, a half-insight. Not ready. This was how …