Last Friday, I had a great debate with a friend of mine, Bill Hammer. His position was that having a huge military budget did nothing but bury the economy. I countered that the military, in many ways, is the equivalent of the government investing funds in the development of new technologies and mass production. I would add that, in the business of ‘kill or be killed’, the stakes are no higher when it comes to a need for quality and productivity.
(Please don’t write me ‘war mongerer’ death threats with this post. I am absolutely not saying that the price of technology and mass production is worth spilling blood over.)
With all that said, check out Gizmodo’s article on unmanned marketing drones. Influence and automation! Of course, I’m not sure that this is a win for consumers. The last thing I want is a fly by buzzing my bluetooth PDA telling me that deodorant is on sale the next block over.
Perhaps Bill had a point…
With the advent of AI & machine learning, businesses can now adapt to changing customer expectations faster to deliver experiences that make customers feel understood and drive sales at the same time.