Watson helps AdYouLike screen content for native ads

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer is now prescreening content for native ads.

The supercomputer’s newest job is to assist AdYouLike, a native ad supply-side and publisher platform out of the UK. The company, founded in 2011, says it offers the largest in-feed native ad platform in Europe, and it recently set up an office in New York City.

CRO co-founder and US General Manager Francis Turner told me this is the first time Watson has been employed to help target native ads toward compatible surrounding content and determine which content is objectionable to a brand.

Turner said that Watson, accessed via an API, is being utilized “to understand and read content as a human would do.”

[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]


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Barry Levine covers marketing technology for Third Door Media. Previously, he covered this space as a Senior Writer for VentureBeat, and he has written about these and other tech subjects for such publications as CMSWire and NewsFactor. He founded and led the web site/unit at PBS station Thirteen/WNET; worked as an online Senior Producer/writer for Viacom; created a successful interactive game, PLAY IT BY EAR: The First CD Game; founded and led an independent film showcase, CENTER SCREEN, based at Harvard and M.I.T.; and served over five years as a consultant to the M.I.T. Media Lab. You can find him at LinkedIn, and on Twitter at xBarryLevine.


 

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