Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017: Retail To Get More Chatty

I do love a new year: fresh start – sorely needed after the horrors of 2016 – and the chance to make a ton of predictions as to what is going to be hot this year...

Amazon Warehouses Have 45,000 Robots To Keep Things Moving

Online shopping giant Amazon has done some amazing things with the help of technology and without compromising its human workforce-at least in its warehouses. In preparation for 2016's holiday season, the company acquired 50...

How retailers are using AI to offer personalized shopping this Christmas

By Rikke Duus , UCL and Mike Cooray , Hult International Business School British consumers are expected to spend £280 ($479) each on gifts over the weeks leading up to Christmas. More than half of...

GM teams with IBM to create automotive marketing experiences via AI

Automotive giant General Motors has partnered with IBM to add the latter's artificial intelligence smarts to its cars. IBM's Watson will be used to augment GM's OnStar service, which currently offers features like vehicle tracking...

Amazon’s grocery store has no checkout line

Amazon unveiled a new physical store on Monday that sells grocery essentials and ready-made meals. But the key selling point is what's missing: checkout lines. Amazon unveiled the physical store in a video that shows...

Analytics, IoT Crucial To m-Commerce Growth

Since the advent of popular mobile payment services, such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, the mobile e-commerce market has become worth billions of dollars annually and continues to grow. However, enterprises large and small are struggling...

Mastercard deploys conversational commerce bots

The rise of ‘chatcommerce’ continues. Not only has Amazon launched its Echo services that, among other things, lets shoppers tell Amazon what they want to buy, but Mastercard is now launching an artificial intelligence...

How AI is changing online retail forever

Artificial intelligence is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media to using Siri. And with the momentum around AI growing every day, it’s not surprising that some...

Can Retail AI Gain Situational Awareness?

“Hello, Dave. You look really nice in those jeans. Maybe you’d like to buy this shirt too?” The retail market is being taken over by Artificial Intelligence (AI). At least, that’s what it feels like...

AI hasn’t scratched the surface of ecommerce yet

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) has made its way into many aspects of our lives, even into toys for kids like Anki’s Cozmo which resembles a roboticized Ewok. But as things go, AI isn’t just for...

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