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May 26, 2023 | 5 min read

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the realm of science fiction – it's becoming an integral part of our everyday lives

a href="https://www.thedrum.com/topics/ai">Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the realm of science fiction – it's becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. Its subset, generative AI, holds transformative potential for the martech landscape. While the road to integration poses certain challenges, the potential benefits make it an enticing prospect.

Generative AI in action: real-world marketing examples

Generative AI algorithms, like ChatGPT-4, have the ability to create high-quality, human-like text. This has opened a world of possibilities for marketers who can now automate content generation, personalize communications at scale, and respond rapidly to customer queries.

Let's consider the case of an online retailer. To personalize the shopping experience, the retailer uses generative AI to create product descriptions tailored to each customer based on their previous browsing and purchase history. By analyzing the customer's preferences, the AI system can generate product descriptions that are more likely to resonate with the customer, thereby enhancing their shopping experience and increasing the likelihood of a purchase.

In another example, a digital marketing agency uses generative AI to qualify leads. By analyzing historical customer interaction data, the AI system can predict which leads are most likely to convert and prioritize them for the sales team. This helps to streamline the sales process and increase conversion rates.

Additionally, expanding the application of generative AI, imagine a news agency that needs to produce a large volume of news articles on a daily basis. With generative AI, the agency can automate the creation of news articles, freeing up their journalists to focus on more complex and analytical pieces. The AI system can generate news articles based on data feeds and press releases, thereby streamlining workflow and boosting productivity within the organization.

Navigating the challenges: data quality, integration, and authenticity

  • Data quality

AI and machine learning (ML) technologies thrive on the foundation of robust and reliable data. The quality and consistency of the data they process play a vital role in shaping the performance of these algorithms. When the data input is of poor quality, it can lead to outputs that are inaccurate or unhelpful, hindering the effectiveness of these tools.

Consider the scenario of an online retailer using generative AI to create personalized product descriptions. If the customer data fed to the algorithm is inaccurate or incomplete, the resulting product descriptions may not resonate with the customers. This highlights the critical importance of maintaining high data quality to ensure the success of generative AI in delivering tailored and compelling content.

  • Integration complexity

Integrating generative AI into existing marketing and content management systems (CMSs) presents a significant challenge, especially in a legacy system not initially designed with future adaptability and AI compatibility in mind.

Technical difficulties can arise when trying to build AI capabilities into an existing CMS. For instance, marketers might face the challenge of how to structure and format their data so that it can be efficiently used by the AI algorithms. Another challenge lies in ensuring that the AI-generated content is seamlessly integrated with the rest of the CMS, allowing for smooth distribution across different channels.

  • Ownership, copyrights, and authenticity

In the current age, authenticity is more than a buzzword – it's a demand from the audience. As such, marrying the technology of generative AI with the inherent human desire for genuine content poses a unique challenge. It's about getting the balance just right between the robot's data-crunching prowess and the unique spark of human creativity. This is what will create a content journey that is truly out of this world. After all, the same old vanilla content won’t help you gain your audience’s trust and build a genuine connection.

While we explore the creative prowess of AI, we must also address the complex issues around content ownership and copyrights. So the question is: when AI creates content, who holds the rights to that content? The guidelines and laws surrounding AI and copyright are still in the developing stages, adding layers of complexity to this issue.

Deepening the complexity further is the very nature of AI algorithms like GPT-4, which are trained on massive amounts of data gathered from various sources. This opens up a potential risk: the AI could unintentionally generate content that mirrors existing copyrighted material. Navigating this challenge requires a thorough understanding of the technology, paired with a vigilant approach towards legal compliance and ethical use of AI.

Wrapping up

Navigating the world of generative AI in marketing practices presents both immense potential and significant challenges. The pathway to full integration may seem strewn with obstacles, yet the transformative power of generative AI promises to be game-changing for marketers.

In this new landscape, platforms like Storyblok are stepping up to the challenge. By leveraging generative AI and machine learning technologies, Storyblok's headless CMS solution has the potential to redefine content management. The integration of these advanced technologies enhances data analysis capabilities, optimises content delivery, and dramatically improves the overall user experience.

As we look to the future, generative AI is set to play a key role in helping marketers meet the evolving needs and expectations of their customers. With solutions like Storyblok leading the way, the future of martech is bright, intelligent, and powered by generative AI.

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