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Tag Archives: algorithms
Algorithms: Recipes for Disaster
When we purchase digital advertising, we place our faith in the algorithms–a fancy word for “recipes”–used to determine things like the final price of the inventory, which creative is shown, and the frequency at which those impressions are shown. There’s … Continue reading
Posted in Data, digital marketing, Education, Leadership, Media, Strategy Tagged algorithms, education, magpie, Mark Ritson, trust Comments Off on Algorithms: Recipes for Disaster
Profit Maximization, Humanity Minimization
Facebook stepped in it again, this time by allowing users of their advertising platform to target users via vile anti-Semitic terms. Do I think the people or the company is anti-Semitic? Of course not. I think the company* is anti-human. … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership, Organization, Philosophy Tagged algorithms, Facebook, leadership, people Comments Off on Profit Maximization, Humanity Minimization
Live by the Algorithm, Die by Same
Think your fancy, all-seeing algorithm can’t be gamed? So do the fools at Uber. Unfortunately, it looks like Uber drivers can just switch off the app at once and trigger surge pricing. No complicated competing algorithm, no data scientists needed. Complex … Continue reading
Posted in digital marketing, fraud, Marketing, Philosophy Tagged algorithms, digital marketing, Uber Comments Off on Live by the Algorithm, Die by Same
Why Are We Eliminating The Human?
David Byrne wrote an eloquent piece yesterday, in which he said: “Our random accidents and odd behaviors are fun—they make life enjoyable. I’m wondering what we’re left with when there are fewer and fewer human interactions. Remove humans from the … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy Tagged algorithms, automation, beliefs, David Byrne, humans, philosophy Comments Off on Why Are We Eliminating The Human?
Still Trust in Big Data?
We had an election yesterday where hundreds of millions of dollars of models, data collection and analytics predicted one outcome. We got the other. Still think you can predict how a particular ad impression will impact a purchase decision for the … Continue reading
Posted in Analysis, Communications, Data, Marketing, Media Tagged adtech, algorithms, big data, Bob Hoffman, Mark Ritson, online advertising, programmatic Comments Off on Still Trust in Big Data?
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