We are back to our regularly scheduled programming to tout our Change is Good mantra, although lately I have been feeling like things are changing for the weird. Christmas trees were hung upside down for the holiday, people are now eating Tide Pods, and this man in Oklahoma City stole $400 worth of beef jerky from a convenience store this week.
*NOTE: THIS WILL NEVER BE A “CHANGE IS GOOD” ILLUSTRATION*
As with most things, change is about learning what works and what doesn’t in hopes of making us more flexible, driving us to be smarter, and reminding us that anything (yes, anything) is possible.
Today we will dive into two examples of change that are positive reinforcements that things are indeed getting better.
Companies like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Plated have all jumped on the on-demand, subscriptions-based, meal prep train to give customers some of their time back. These services provide everything you need to make meals in under an hour – and this foodie can confirm they’re all restaurant worthy dishes.
Advancements in automation and AI offer the same main benefit – time back in your day.
At Magnetic, we’ve lauded “time saving” as a key benefit of our AI-powered media buying platform, Magnetic Force. Magnetic Force uses machine learning and AI to completely automate campaign execution, including audience and inventory selection, fraud mitigation, and bid optimization. Campaign set-up takes 3 quick steps and media planners can get a campaign live in less time than it takes to brush your teeth! We think everyone should have a little time back in their lives to focus on the things that truly matter (like yummy food).
FaceTime and mobile video streaming have certainly changed things for the better in both personal and work lives. And while it can never replace face-to-face conversations, it does get us a little bit closer. I can FaceTime my mom to show her my new apartment, jump on a video conference call to share documents with colleagues, or video stream in to the camera on my apartment wall to see what my new pup is up to (or getting into).
Some more incredible ways that video chatting helps us connect: deaf people can finally have conversations with those on the other end of the line, and in one incredible instance, FaceTime helped a mother in labor deliver her baby successfully by video streaming in with a nurse.
Want to see more examples that illustrate just how far we’ve come? Check out our previous Change is Good post and stay tuned as we continue to alleviate any fears around AI and automation.
Magnetic is an artificial intelligence company that uses machine learning to deliver smarter, faster, and more effective advertising. Our powerful AI platform continuously analyzes the attributes of over 350 million live user profiles alongside real-time inventory supply and bid opportunities to deliver highly performant audiences and profitable campaigns for our clients.