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The Creepier Side of Facial Recognition Technology

Halloween may be upon us, but scary monsters aside, there are plenty of other ways big tech and big data should have you a little freaked out. In the 2002 sci-fi movie “Minority Report” everyday citizens voluntarily submit to creepy, crawling robots who administer retina scans, as they walk through city streets, prepare dinner at […]

 

Political Advertising In The Spotlight At Programmatic I/O

Given the amount of attention the upcoming presidential election is already receiving, and the number of questions I’ve been getting about how easy it would be to hack the election using TV advertising, I was very anxious to hear Mark Jablonowski, Managing Partner & CTO, at DSPolitical give a talk entitled “How To Capture 2020 […]

 

TV Ad Buyers and Sellers Applaud Videa’s Open-Source APIs Initiative

A few weeks ago I wrote about Videa’s partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Imagine Communications, who together are accelerating the automation of TV Advertising for the entire industry. Their proof of concept is designed to demonstrate open-source APIs for the TV Interface Practices Initiative (TIP). But I didn’t have an opportunity to gauge the […]

 

Households vs Persons: TV Data’s Biggest Hurdle

While it’s become increasingly easier to collect data on TV viewers thanks to the shift to digital delivery and innovations like ACR (Automatic Content Recognition), TV data still has a big issue to overcome before it becomes as exact as digital data. That’s because TV viewing is rarely done solo—and so the viewership numbers that […]

 

How Quickly Can We Create a Television Spot?

Some time ago, sitting in an agency presentation, I expressed my frustration with an agency’s creative director droning on and on about his “vision” for my product. “Excuse me for interrupting,” I said. “But would you PLEASE get out of your own head and get into MY head!” And that’s how it worked back then, […]

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