Artificial Intelligence


Kids and teens may not be old enough to buy a smart speaker, but that's not stopping them from spending a lot of time with voice technology.

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, Victoria Petrock and Rahul Chadha dig into the implications of Facebook's surprising entry into smart speakers with its Portal product. Its ability to "follow" users around a room got plenty of attention, but what else can it do?

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt tweeted last fall that Canada “quadrupled down” on AI with a smart mix of four key elements: government, universities, large companies and startups.

With investment in artificial intelligence poised to grow, people are finding creative ways to deploy the emerging technology. While AI is known for the way it automates various tasks from ad buying to song writing, it’s greatest strength may be in how it helps business professionals quickly make sense of large amounts of information.

Emerging technologies may ease struggles that businesses have with analytics.

Though many digital banking users in the US still prefer to talk to a human for their financial needs, a recent study from Humley found that a good number are also turning to chatbots.

What does someone who already owns a voice-enabled smart speaker want this holiday season? Another smart speaker, of course.

Getting AI products to operate correctly takes a lot more effort than just flipping a switch and letting a machine do the work.

Investment and interest in artificial intelligence (AI) remains high, though large-scale adoption is happening more slowly. Still, many companies have ambitious plans for AI systems and are looking to them to improve their business operations. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand today's AI landscape and how marketers are putting it to work.

Nate Shurilla, APAC Head of Innovation of iProspect, spoke about how voice technology is being used in China and other potential opportunities.

Audience segmenting, ad targeting and data analysis are just some of the tasks that marketers are applying artificial intelligence to.

Emerging retail tech straddles the line between utilitarian and useless. Improving the customer experience is usually the end goal but when it's implemented just for the sake of showing off, consumers don't always find it useful. According to a June 2018 JDA Software survey, consumers were receptive to the idea of retail tech.

Blockchain’s distributed ledger could potentially revolutionize digital advertising. But advertisers are cautious about whether the emerging technology will improve things.

The world is becoming more automated—from self-driving delivery vehicles to subscription commerce—but is tech creating convenience or concern for consumers?

At an eMarketer breakfast event yesterday, a panel of eMarketer analysts weighed in on Amazon and discussed the giant's future.

So far, targeting and audience segmenting are among the most common uses for the emerging technology.

The role of chatbots in ecommerce has evolved from a sales tool to a customer service assistant. When US internet users want to resolve a customer service issue quickly, more than half turn to chat, according to a CGS survey.

Pandora remains the most popular streaming music service in the US, according to eMarketer's new forecast, but Spotify's continued growth will change the balance of the market in coming years.

Social media marketers and advertisers are looking beyond the hype and mysticism of AI, and seeing its potential for both effective campaign management and optimization. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews so you too can get a sense of the real reality of AI and how it can support your social campaigns. (Robot not required.)