With technology transforming virtually every aspect of our lives, it should be noted that many of the innovations we’re now seeing have existed for decades in science fiction novels and television. The capacity to talk to a computer (and have it talk back) was a staple of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, where the Starfleet computer was voiced by Roddenberry’s wife, Majel. The 1970 movie Colossus: The Forbin Project featured a supercomputer that was intended to prevent war and proclaimed itself “the voice of World Control.” And before Google’s self-driving cars, the 1980s brought us KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware, and nearly indestructible car from the TV show, Knight Rider.
I can tell you right now that voice is a whole new animal. what people say is much different than what they write.
New custom gear kiosk concept give brick-and-mortar outdoor specialty retailers a new tool for the toolbox.
Order your own custom product made in China
The scene: Disney and its spouse (also Disney) have just finished a hard evening’s grocery shopping. Cart piled high with all the things a growing-but-massive entertainment conglomerate needs, the pair stop at the store’s exit, right next to a distinctive bright red kiosk. Disney turns to its partner:“Honey, should we pick up a Redbox lawsuit tonight?” “Oh, yeah, that sounds like fun!”
Not intended for resale – “Redbox is selling our digital movie codes in blatant disregard of clear prohibitions against doing so. Their actions violate our contracts and copyrights, and we have filed this action to stop Redbox’s unauthorized conduct,” the company said in a statement.
As the first licensee of Eatsa’s self-service technology, Wow Bao’s newest unit allows guests to pick up their orders from cubbies that alert them on the status of their orders.
Cubbies for food delivery and pickup variation
The company taps HomeAdvisor and Porch to provide local contractors through a multistep voice-driven interaction.
Now a new channel for retail especially local retail.
Artificial intelligence in the form of “digital touchpoints” like chatbots are becoming common — and essential
I am dreading the day that bots surround me at the stores and are constantly wanting to “help me” buy something. But then maybe that is more a fear than a likely outcome.
Get ready to see more robots cruising store aisles.
bossa Nova raises more money.
One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?
we used to get houses, banjos, you name it via the mail. everything old becomes new again.
The bipartisan legislation — which received broad support from Congress and trade groups — will let VA providers in good standing practice telehealth regardless of the patient’s location.
Just in time for holiday shopping and entertaining, Whole Foods Market customers will be able to try out Amazon devices and learn about services like Prime and unique content on Prime Video at the staffed Amazon Pop-Up stores.