AI in Retail

How Banuba Powers Augmented Reality in Retail

Even the Americans can be forgiven for not knowing much about a little-visited European country called Belarus. Often referred to as the “lungs of Europe,” 40% of the country is covered in forests through which European bison roam – the inspiration for the delicious “bison grass vodka.” It’s a shame that not many people visit Belarus […]

Why Walmart is Embracing AI and Robotics

One of the most famous bonehead quotes from a chief executive who brushed off technological disruption came from Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes in 2008. He said, “Neither Redbox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition.” Two years later, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy and Keyes got a job stocking DVDs in […]

Shoplifting Prevention Technologies for Retailers

Shoplifting comes in many shapes and forms, from the broke pre-teen who is about to learn a valuable life lesson to a sophisticated gang of criminals that brazenly robs stores right in front of security cameras. In whatever form it ends up taking, shoplifting is when someone takes something from a store without paying for it – […]

8 Automated Checkout Systems Checking You Out

If you can’t tell the difference between a Danish pastry and a croissant, new automated checkout systems might earn you your friends’ respect next time you arrange the ultimate friendcation Sunday brunch by helping you differentiate them. They are that good. A few months back, we explored retail automation solutions that help us feast upon […]

6 Startups Selling Retail Automation Solutions with AI

Earlier this year, autonomous retail store Amazon Go opened to much fanfare, which just goes to show you how much we love buying isht. Every organization on the planet—even the 24-hour Elon Musk show known as Futurism—covered the event as if it were a visit by the pope. Headlines declared that the store of the […]

Using Artificial Intelligence for Price Discrimination

There was an article published by the Scientific American earlier this year titled Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?, and it’s probably worth a read if you have 45 minutes (yes, it’s that long). We gave up about halfway through when we came across the following specimen which CB Insights affectionately refers to as “bad data viz”: […]

Why Robots are Strolling the Aisles of Walmart

Since most people do their grocery shopping at normal hours during the day, they don’t see the overnight stockers that come out late at night and work until the sun comes up. They’re distinguishable by the box knives they carry around in their aprons, the scar tissue all over their hands from being cut by said […]

7 Examples of AI in Retail and e-Commerce

From the outside looking in, shopping hasn’t changed all that much in the past decade. Sure, it’s more common now to find a brick-and-mortar synced efficiently with its online presence (Target is great at this). But those still seem to be the exception to the rule. Behind the scenes, however, it’s a very different story. […]