Artificial Intelligence

FUSE Media 2019 Speakers from Hearst, Annex Business Media, Industry Dive, Farm Journal & More
October 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm

FUSE Media Summit is coming up next month, and we're preparing to delve into the most pressing topics for digital media executives today. From productization and marketing automation to data privacy and the consumer experience, there’s a lot to cover. Here's a look at the speakers we've recruited to share their insights with this year’s attendees.

USA TODAY’s Head of Consumer Products on Delivering Value to Readers & Advertisers
September 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm

At Publishing Executive’s 2019 FUSE Media Summit, USA TODAY's Jason Jedlinski will address how the media company's product and engineering teams innovate across digital platforms to deliver value for both readers and advertisers. In this Q&A he shares his priorities, a recent product success, and forward-looking technology insights.

Q&A: BlueToad CEO on Amazon Polly Newscaster Voice & Future of Audio
August 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

Consumers are rapidly embracing voice technology, leading publishers in search of tools that can efficiently produce audio versions of content. Responding to demand, BlueToad partnered with Amazon to launch Amazon Polly's new NTTS Newscaster voice. BlueToad CEO Paul DeHart discusses the launch and the future of audio in this interview.

Media Pitch: How MadHive Is Preventing OTT Ad Fraud
August 14, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Now that over-the-top video is mainstream – with 52% of US adults using OTT services – marketers are rapidly shifting dollars to reach eyeballs on connected TV screens. As demand for inventory in the OTT advertising ecosystem increases, so does the rate of ad fraud. MadHive, an…

How Domino’s Used AI to Better Understand Consumer Preferences
August 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

What does the company have to gain from rewards members uploading photos of pizza to its app? A lot, thanks to artificial intelligence. Analysis of the visual data gathered from the flood of pizza pics lends valuable insight into customers’ habits and preferences, cross-referencing the date, time, and location of the pizza against the pie’s toppings, style, and size. Here are lessons from Domino’s strategy that brands can use to bolster their own AI campaigns.

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
February 6, 2019 at 11:58 am

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise. Roughly a third of the content published by Bloomberg News uses some form of automated technology. The system…

Forbes is Building More AI Tools for its Reporters
January 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Forbes is investing in tools to make its newsroom more bionic. Over the summer, the business publisher, which just had its most profitable year in more than a decade, rolled out a new CMS, called Bertie, which recommends article topics for contributors based on their previous output, headlines…

Google is Launching a Voice-Driven Version of Google News for Smart Speakers and Phones
December 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

People like smart speakers, but there are a lot of things they don’t like about news on smart speakers. As recent research by Nic Newman — published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and written up by us here — shows, consumers aren’t the biggest fans of the sort of news briefings that publishers have been pushing out.…