Tag Archives: AI

AI already transforming retail sector

Retailers are buying into artificial intelligence (AI) in a big way, but they’re choosy and sceptical, says a new survey. The Oxford Economics for Synchrony Financial survey found that retailers are counting on AI to “transform their companies and industry”. But they’re still sceptical about the enormous hype surrounding the …

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Robots R Us – Aussie workers don’t fear automation

Far from being worried, Australian ‘knowledge workers’ are ready to adapt to and embrace automation, according to a new report. The report, ‘Automate or Stagnate: The Impact of Intelligent Automation on the Future of Work’, comes from software company Blue Prism. It draws on research derived from nearly 5,000 respondents …

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Make your job robot-proof, urges top recruiter

“Don’t just sit back and wait for automation to knock on your door,” warns Hays, as robots crank up the pressure on Aussie workers. In fact, the global recruiting experts say half of Australian workers have already seen their responsibilities change because of automation. Some have even named the growth …

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Smart retail: thinking inside the box

Retail has changed and it’s not about to stop changing, with smart retailers adapting their approach, writes Retail World Journalist Peter Howard. In the US, Amazon’s recent moves sent a clear message to retailers and, while the reverberations have not yet been fully felt in Australia, the stage here is …

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Shoppers avoid robots with the ‘wrong’ faces

As online shopping starts to bite worldwide, bricks-and-mortar retailers are turning to in-store robots to attract customers. But research shows the robots need the right kind of faces to do their jobs well. Global retailers are experimenting with in-store robots to help customers with everything from navigating the aisles to …

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Is AI the best way to boost your web traffic?

A digital thought leader says it’s “only a matter of time” before online campaigns to increase website traffic become fully automated. StewArt Media describes itself as “one of Australia’s leading digital marketing companies specialising in SEO, paid advertising, conversion and content optimisation”. CEO Jim Stewart issued the warning. He says …

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Shopper Media Group to partner with Mist

Out-of-home media business Shopper Media Group is teaming up with the artificial intelligence-powered wireless network, Mist. Together they will offer wifi, analytics and location-based services across the company’s portfolio of Australian shopping centres. Shopper Media Group says that by deploying Mist’s Learning Wireless Network in conjunction with Smartlite digital displays, …

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New Zealand retailer to trial AI shopping solution

A Four Square store in Auckland will trial SmartCart, a computer-vision technology retrofitted to shopping baskets and carts that recognises products as soon as they are placed inside – eliminating the need for barcode scanning, checkouts and queuing. Behind the technology is New Zealand-based artificial-intelligence (AI) company IMAGR, which announced …

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SmartCarts closer to trial

Shoppers around the world are one step closer to experiencing artificial intelligence (AI) in action when they fill up their supermarket carts following a private investor’s buy in to a leading AI startup in the southern hemisphere. IMAGR, an AI company from New Zealand, has secured Sage Technologies Ltd as …

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