TikTok parent ByteDance has begun selling the video app’s AI to other clients

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  • “ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of video sharing app TikTok has started selling TikTok’s AI to other companies, the Financial Times reports (may require subscription).
  • The company has a new division called BytePlus, and according to its website, its client list already includes US fashion app Goat, Singapore travel site WeGo, Indonesian shopping app Chilibeli, and India-based social gaming platform GamesApp.
  • BytePlus offers customers the chance to access the recommendation algorithm, and personalize it for their apps and customers.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/7/4/22562962/tiktok-parent-bytedance-video-app-ai-byteplus-china

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,’”

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/walmart-artificial-intelligence-grocery-substitutes-shoppers