On Tuesday, I asked whether Robots would be the new Internet marketing platform. Now that I’m paying closer attention to robotics, I came across this short video of a presentation that engineer Hod Lipson gave at the TED Conference demonstrating some of his robots that can learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate:
I know, it’s not necessarily directly related to Internet marketing but increasingly we’ll need think about things that are aware of themselves that are not human. If machines and software become aware of themselves and their environment and are able learn, then the manner in which they interact with humans will have just as much an effect on marketing as it will on anything else. I don’t know how but I do know we’ll need to understand the communication that occurs in that environment.