The term artificial intelligence often evokes images of sentient computers from Star Trek or cyborgs from The Terminator. While those are extreme examples of artificial intelligence (AI), the Oxford Dictionary gives a more pragmatic definition of AI as computers that have the capability to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition and decision making.
AI is already beginning to transform how people work and live, from Tesla’s Autopilot-enabled self-driving cars; to the Alexa, Cortana, Siri and Google assistants; to smartphones that scan email inboxes and provide automated alerts on everything from flight delays to package deliveries. The technology is enabling better and more relevant user experiences that would be too time consuming and inefficient for human labor to deliver.
These same AI-derived benefits are now coming to broadcast radio, and will similarly deliver newfound value for both the industry’s programming and sales departments by capturing and enhancing live broadcasts…
Paul Cramer is managing director, enterprise radio solutions for Veritone Media. He has extensive experience in SaaS and cloud enterprise software as well as demonstrated domain expertise in broadcast and network radio.