Online, pets get a lot of love. Especially on Instagram – some dogs have more than five million followers and get a million likes every day, while rescue dogs struggle to get attention and, most importantly, find a new owner.
Knowing that people who follow these dogs online are most likely to adopt if they find a pet of their favourite breed available for adoption, DDB Sydney together with PetRescue have combined data and machine learning to create a solution it’s calling PetMe.
PetMe is an AI capable of identifying dog breeds, temperament, size and coat, and matching those qualities to over 9000 available rescue dogs across Australia.
This is how it works – post any dog image using #petme. The AI will recognise the breed and auto-comment back to everyone offering a dog of exact or similar qualities up for adoption.
Agency: DDB Sydney
MD: Priya Patel
CCO: Ben Welsh
ECD: Tara Ford
Creative Art Director: Alex Newman
Creative Copywriter: Guilherme Machado
Creative Developer/Technologist Patrick Schroen
Creative Strategist: Augusto Correia