AI / ML

Articles on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Testing new satellites and space-based technologies has never been easy exactly, but it definitely could be easier. Slingshot 1, a 12U Cubesat mission just launched via Virgin Orbit, is an attempt to make building and testing a new satellite as easy as plugging a new keyboard into your computer. To say it’s “USB for space” […]
  1. Data & Insights
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  1. Data & Insights
As artificial intelligence charges forward on many fronts, computer vision continues to be one of, if not the most, critical method of connecting the real and digital worlds. Computer vision is now well out of niche implementations and use-cases and has mass-market appeal across industries and applications. Despite its usefulness, computer vision is hamstrung by […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ikea is currently undergoing the biggest digital transformation in its almost 80-year history. “We are realistic. We know that the first thing that springs to mind are “big blue boxes” when people think of us, and not technology or digital innovation,” says co-Chief Digital Officer Wim Blaauw. “When I joined the digital organisation two years […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The pandemic sucks. Bold statement. I know, I know. Our relationship with COVID-19 feels like the most toxic relationship you could imagine. Once we think we’re close to done with cancellations, quarantines and masks, one of those pesky little variants pops up and forces itself back into our lives. We grab our belongings (I imagine […]
  1. Data & Insights
Business leaders have been on a wild ride since early 2020, and now economists predict a challenging road ahead. It’s never been more important to empower every worker with the data they need to understand, analyze, and make decisions. Why? Data-literate workforces create data-driven companies with higher revenue, better customer service, best-in-class efficiency, and better […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Google Cloud has announced a new partnership with H&M Group which will see the Swedish multinational leverage its data analytics capabilities and sustainable global infrastructure to enhance its customer experience and supply chain enablement. The pair will collaborate to develop an enterprise data backbone including a core data platform, data product, and advanced artificial intelligence […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Consumer packaged goods companies — think PepsiCo or Nabisco — face steep challenges from the rising cost of living and distribution. As inflation continues unabated, consumers’ disposable income isn’t going as far as it used to while products are becoming more expensive to ship. The pressure is on businesses to place their bets on the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Imagine how much more productive and efficient you could be if you could take all of the repetitive, routine, manual work out of your day. Imagine if that kind of work were simply done for you, freeing you up for the value-added work that drives success for you, your business, and your customers. A growing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart and Memomi, an augmented reality (AR) optical tech company, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care.
  1. Media & Marketing
As the pandemic has eased, catalogers are having to pivot to the new reality of the post-pandemic world. Most catalogers saw significant changes to their businesses with the onset of the pandemic. Now, most catalogers are seeing another shift as demand, response rates, and the basic business models shift again. How can catalogers understand the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
GE has been injecting urgency into conversations—and actions— for over 130 years. In our conversation with GE’s chief marketing officer, Linda Boff about the company’s ability to continuously shift gears to stay relevant, she said, “Progress is part of our constant. Progress and solving tough problems for the world. You don’t get to be 130 […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As digital ad costs continue to climb, it’s no surprise that direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) brands are looking for new ways to connect with customers. However, they cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach to customer engagement. Today’s shoppers are split on where they prefer to engage with brands. In fact, our recent Brand Authenticity Report found that nearly […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The global pandemic sparked an evolution in the retail landscape that doesn’t show signs of stopping. Namely, there have been two obvious shifts among consumers: increased omnichannel shopping habits and decreased brand loyalty. Customers aren’t hesitating to find another retailer that gives them the shopping experience they desire, whether in-store or online. To keep up […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Before I went off to the islands, I wrote about the senior software engineer at Google named Blake Lemoine who came to the conclusion that artificial intelligence (AI) developed by the company is, in fact, sentient.  Meaning, “responsive to or conscious of sense impressions,” and/or “having the capacity to have feelings.” And so what did […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Onstage at re:Mars this week, Amazon showcased a developing Alexa feature meant to mimic the flow of natural language. Conversation between two humans rarely follows some predefined structure. It goes to strange and unexpected places. One topic segues into another, as participants inject their lived experience. In a demo, a conversation about trees turns to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Since the introduction of Apple’s App tracking transparency policy changes, retailers have been searching for ways to rebuild the lucrative world of highly targeted social media advertising. When you add today’s inflationary pressure, brands are being forced to rethink their growth strategies and determine how to keep up with other shifts happening in digital advertising. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail has certainly evolved over the past two years. Today, we’re living in an omnichannel retail universe that must be catered to carefully by retailers. Store associates can’t be expected to carry the entire load and overwhelming task of the end-to-end sales process anymore, but we also can’t entirely lean on artificial intelligence (AI) to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Kroger Co. is fortifying its delivery services in the Denver metropolitan region with the addition of a nearly 300,000-square-foot customer fulfillment center in Aurora, Colo. that will create 400 new jobs. This new delivery network will be powered by Kroger’s long-time partner fulfillment partner the Ocado Group, which uses a combination of AI, advanced […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Mistakes are a common problem in the hospitality industry, but a new artificial intelligence product is looking to reduce them. Called Double-Check, the application uses AI to check the accuracy of off-premises orders. “We know that restaurants worldwide are struggling to keep up with the high demand for off-premise orders and an ongoing labor shortage,” […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
NEW YORK; June 22, 2022 – Although the vast majority of financial advisors in North America believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will transform financial advice and help drive business growth, there are some challenges to overcome to accelerate adoption, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
  1. Technology & Innovation
Healthcare and life sciences organizations are no strangers to change. But as the pandemic took hold, it forced change in a way the industry hadn’t seen before. Much of the workforce went remote seemingly overnight, and companies had to adapt — and innovate — fast. In fact, according to a survey of healthcare and life […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens Health, a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) that develops consumer-centric, technology-enabled health care solutions, announced Tuesday a new collaboration with Buckeye Health Plan to bring innovative health and wellness services to Medicaid members in five northeast Ohio neighborhood locations this summer. Buckeye Health Plan, an Ohio managed care company, is the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
AURORA, Colo. — Kroger Co. is expanding its online order delivery network with the addition of a new customer fulfillment center (CFC) in the Denver Metro Area, the company said Tuesday. “We are thrilled to expand and introduce our innovative Kroger Fulfillment Network to one of the fastest-growing areas in the country and have the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Success does leave clues and you don’t get to be the third largest pizza chain in the world without picking up some good clues.  One of the best clues for a food retailer to learn is that the right partnership can drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits while creating new electricity for your brand; according […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Restaurants, Convenience Stores, and Bodegas have long relived on the imagination and innovation of their founds, owners, or savvy marketing professional.  Those days are not all gone but there are fewer and fewer food retailers that can honestly say they have their pulse of the consumer. According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Grubhub is setting the stage for long term success according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Regular readers of this blog know that that Grubhub was recently bought and is owned by one of the most successful online ordering platforms in the world, Eat Takeaway, based in the Netherlands. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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