Walmart IRL or Intelligent Retail Lab – Where’s the Beef with AI?

By | May 1, 2019

Excerpted from Fast Company April 30, 2019. Recommended read!

Walmart’s AI-powered store of the future is nothing like Amazon Go

There are cameras. There is AI. And the similarities end there.

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When Amazon launched its first Go store in 2018, the public lined up around the block to see the future of retail: a new experience where you could walk in, grab something off the shelf, and walk out. Sure, there were cameras on the ceiling and AI on computers tracking silently from above, but the promise was convenience through automation–maybe not The Jetsons, but a better 7/11 for certain.

Excerpted from Fast Company