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The Rise Of Autonomous Agents (And The End Of Advertising) 12/16/2016

Two things we heard a lot about in 2016 were “autonomous cars” and “bots,” but rarely in the same sentence. True, they both share the common thread of AI, which powers the “self” in self-driving cars(computer vision, decisioning) and the chatty personalization of bots. But that’s where the similarity ends, because most bots don’t employ […]

Two things we heard a lot about in 2016 were “autonomous cars” and “bots,” but rarely in the same sentence. True, they both share the common thread of AI, which powers the “self” in self-driving cars(computer vision, decisioning) and the chatty personalization of bots. But that’s where the similarity ends, because most bots don’t employ real AI or machine learning, but are just collections of”if-then” statements in a new package. Indeed, two of the things we might most associate with 2016 are “bot hype” and “bot fatigue,” which is due, no doubt, to the utter triviality of most bots.However, a number of things happened this year that carry true significance for 2017 and beyond:

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