Machine learning, a set of algorithms used by intelligent systems that learn from experience, is an approach to AI that gives marketers the means to take huge amounts of data to build target audiences, personalize messaging and leapfrog potential buyers in their customer journey. The capacity to process a lot of unstructured data will reap massive marketing rewards previously difficult to obtain by marketing professionals themselves. Natural language processing, or NLP, based on machine learning algorithms, is how computers derive meaning from human language. The capacity to process a lot of unstructured data will reap massive marketing rewards previously difficult to obtain by marketing professionals themselves.
Founded in 2007, Cortica has taken in total of funding of $69.4 million total funding to develop "the world's only unsupervised learning system capable of human level image understanding." Founded in 2012, Fortscale has taken in $39 million in total funding to develop User & Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) which identifies "internal threats" to your business using machine learning algorithms. With $22 million in funding from investors that include Qualcomm and Cisco, Prospera has developed computer vision technologies that continuously monitor and analyze plant health, development and stress. We've recently written about more than 20 medical imaging startups, and one of those articles about "9 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Medical Imaging" featured Zebra Medical Vision which has taken in $20 million in funding so far and claims to have accumulated "one of the largest anonymized databases of medical imaging and clinical data available."
The topic has come up on many episodes of "The Marketing Garage" -- our podcast that talks to marketing executives about their technology -- as the tech marketers are most excited for in the future. "A lot of lead scoring is going to be improved significantly with AI," says Zhou. As an example, she points to Harley Davidson, which increased sales leads over 2000 percent by using a system that scored leads "in a much more intelligent way." "Toyota recently started to create AI-generated ads," she explains.
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HR management personnel work with the latest HR tools to track a candidate's journey through the interview process. Smart badges collect relevant information such as dialogues between employees, networks in the company, where people spend their time, interactions, etc. New technology enables HR professional to measure things like effectiveness, efficiency, and employee experience by analyzing hiring decisions, personal development, and overall team climate. Although some HR departments utilize AI in their decision making processes, the technology still needs to be developed to the full extent.
This includes Big Data, machine learning and artificial intelligence companies, as well as startups where data is the "secret sauce" or the core competitive moat I very actively invest in the space through companies like ActionIQ, Dataiku, x.ai, Sense360 and HyperScience. I also blog extensively on those topics and run Data Driven NYC, a big community of 14,000 Big Data and AI enthusiasts. Sure, I'm told people internally at Salesforce freaked out a little bit when Marc Benioff made all those big claims about Einstein [Salesforce's new AI] last year, but part of it comes with the territory of big personalities. They're very active on the investment front through Salesforce Ventures, and Marc Benioff has personally invested in all these different startups that leverage machine learning.
Two popular univariate time series methods are Exponential Smoothing (e.g., Holt-Winters) and ARIMA(Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average). Causal variables will typically include data such as GRPs and price and also may incorporate data from consumer surveys or exogenous variables such as GDP. Vector Autoregression (VAR), the Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) and the more general State Space framework are three frequently-used approaches to multiple time series analysis. Causal data can be included and Market Response/Marketing Mix modeling conducted.
A different Forrester report titled "The Top Emerging Technologies For B2C Marketers" suggests AI-based content intelligence solutions hold the potential to provide marketers with a holistic, automated approach to creating, managing and optimizing content -- a strategy it refers to as "content intelligence." An example of content intelligence in practice is the IBM Watson Content Hub which uses cognitive capabilities to understand and learn about the data in a company's content management system in order to automatically tag the image, video and document content based on millions of previous examples. IBM recently announced an upcoming video enrichment service that will tap a number of Watson APIs including Tone Analyzer, Personality Insights, Natural Language Understanding and Visual Recognition to generate video content insights with even deeper understanding of context and content than currently available. The value is in understanding down to an individual what content is resonating in order to create a deeper level of engagement with customers and drive measurable return on personalization, said Sachs, calling the metric ROP.
Ensure you fall within the 10 percent if you want to continue to keep your customers satisfied while driving increased revenue (and even more importantly, higher profit margins). It's when you launch a marketing campaign, your web analytics tool reports it as underperforming, and you decide to adjust the campaign hoping it will do better… However, some brands realized that they could let data tell them (predict) which campaign would maximize the chances of reaching that goal. AI can help boost business for e-commerce brands by automatically analyzing customer data, segmenting personas based on behaviors, as well as making informed decisions about what offers optimize ROI. Artificial Intelligence tweaks pricing in real time, based on multiple sets of data including (but not limited to) market conditions, customer behavior and demand, your internal operations, resource capacity, and stock levels.
Leading organizations are aligning marketing around a customer journey strategy, leveraging data analytics, and embracing AI -- all part of a heavily integrated, omnichannel effort built on a solid martech backbone. Today, around two-thirds of marketers feel like they are leading the customer experience initiative across the business, and 61% say they've become more focused on evolving from a traditional marketing structure to roles aligned with a customer journey strategy. High performers are about 2.5x more likely to say that their martech stack is delivering increased productivity, better analytic insights and improved marketing efficiencies than their underperforming peers. You can learn more about how customer experience is reshaping the mindsets of today's top marketers by downloading the complete 50-page "State of Marketing" research report from the Salesforce website (free PDF after completing a simple contact form).