“Innovative retailers have used in-store heatmapping, CCTV, floor sensors and more in order to determine shopper patterns, inform resource planning and ultimately improve the store experience:
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YouBox is an intelligent analytics framework that retailers can apply to legacy cameras. DeepGaze provides retailers with information about how shoppers move around the store and hotspots they visit.
Chinese ecommerce company JD opened a cashierless store in Jakarta, Indonesia, that uses sophisticated technology to study shopper movements.
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Iris Nova, the parent company of direct-to-consumer beverage brand Dirty Lemon, has opened two cashier-less stores in New York City, which use heat map trackers to monitor shopper foot traffic as well as RFID-enabled refrigerators that track inventory sold and QR codes that prompt shoppers to pay via text message.”
- “Today, Allset is available in 11 areas including San Francisco, the SF Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Boston, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Houston and Las Vegas. In the coming weeks, Allset plans to launch in Miami and expand to other cities in the future.
- ‘We use AI and machine learning. For example, we analyze peak hours and capacity at restaurants to decide if we should send more or fewer orders. Also, AI helps us identify profiles of potential free credit abusers and block them automatically.'”
- “Apple listed John Giannandrea on the site as its first Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy. He’s in charge of AI and machine learning, a potent type of AI software, across the whole company.
- Prior to Apple, Giannandrea was a top AI executive at Alphabet’s Google. He joins Apple after several years of complaints about the reliability of the Siri voice service, which has become an increasingly important product for Apple given rival offerings like Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa and the Google Assistant.”