Dispatch from an advertising future #88

https://voicebot.ai/2020/08/24/facebook-shares-software-to-teach-robots-how-to-navigate-by-sound/ He wasn’t lazy. After a hard day at the kitchen table, he deserved some downtime, and besides The Owl (™) made the house safer. Noises from the baby’s room? Silently pop in and check. Delivery at the door? Hover over, unlock and take the parcel – socially distanced delivery. The homedrone was a silent …

Dispatch from an advertising future #83

https://voicebot.ai/2020/08/17/apple-patents-context-sensitive-hearable-technology/ The music dimmed as she waited for the selfdrives to pass, electric silence retuned as bicycle bells – her chosen option. She pushed the buggy past the store. SmartShuffle (™) reordered tracks that were also in her workout playlist up the queue. She glanced at the latest athletech clothing but she was late. But …

Dispatch from an advertising future #80

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/08/the-bbcs-new-drama-uses-all-your-device-speakers-for-extra-immersion/ They were short stories. Fragments. “Dispatches” the author called them. Like reports from the frontline they were imagist miniatures. They’d drop day-by-day in her feed forming a patchwork of pictures. But now, like the eyes in a renaissance portrait, they followed her. The bedroom speaker woke her with a tale. The fridge picked up …

Dispatch from an advertising future #43

https://voicebot.ai/2020/01/28/facebook-makes-new-99-99-ai-navigation-model-open-source/ The playlist filled the room as soon as the new soundbar found the network. The music swept around the room creating the sort of soundstage Alex’s father had needed endless speakers and wires to create. And he’d had to get up to ‘change the disc’. She smiled and said “TV” and as the music …

Dispatch from an advertising future #23

The Podcast Analytics Conundrum The new VRaudio earbuds were worth the increased subscription. Sounds to the left of me, jokes to the right, podcasts that had been wallpaper were now binaural journeys. And then there were the extra stats. Heart Rate, stress levels, respiration all changing depending on the podcast episode she was listening to. …

Dispatch from an advertising future #18

Bacardi jumps on ASMR bandwagon with ‘Sound of rum’ campaign She no longer paid for Premium but she didn’t mind. The sensory ads didn’t disturb her playlist, they seemed to somehow enhance it. . She knew that the binaural birdsong was surround sound and that the smell of new-mown grass and the feel of the …