Walmart’s new AI predicts grocery substitutes for shoppers

  • “Big-box retailer Walmart is using artificial intelligence (AI) to aid customers and personal shoppers and better handle still-surging online demand for groceries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ‘Walmart’s solution was to use artificial intelligence to help both customers and Personal Shoppers choose the best substitute for an out-of-stock item,’”

Here’s what a trend-analyzing A.I. thinks will be the next big thing in tech

“Virtual and augmented reality. 3D printing. Natural language processing. Deep learning. The smart home. Driverless vehicles. Biometric technology. Genetically modified organisms. Brain-computer interfaces.

These, in descending order, are the top 10 most-invested-in emerging technologies in the United States, as ranked by number of deals. If you want to get a sense of which technologies will be shaping our future in the years to come, this probably isn’t a bad starting point.”

Foresight Research: Consumer Resistance to Banking AI in Georgia

  • “Bank of America reported about 20 million or about 30% of their customers arere using ERICA – their chatbot.
  • For chatbots or AI a low 51% of consumers are comfortable using this technology for routine questions. For gathering information or for asking for advice on loans, retirement planning or investments only 44% would be comfortable using AI.”

Foresight Research: Consumer Resistance to Banking AI in Georgia

The Data Paradox: Artificial Intelligence Needs Data; Data Needs AI


“‘A new generation of enterprise analytics is emerging, and it incorporates some degree of both automation and contextual information,’ according to Tom Davenport and Joey Fitts, writing in Harvard Business Review. AI-enhanced analytics systems ‘can prepare insights and recommendations that can be delivered directly to decision makers without requiring an analyst to prepare them in advance.’”

These cute robots are now delivering pizza across Austin, Texas

“Start-up Refraction AI has launched a pilot program with ten of its REV-1 delivery robots in Austin, Texas.

The service launched with Southside Flying Pizza for deliveries in the South Congress, Downtown and Travis Heights areas of the city, with scope to expand as more businesses come on board.”