“Q: So what’s next for you that you can tell us about?
A: There’s a lot of interesting stuff in the pipeline. I can not disclose it now, but I’ll give you a hint which is—this is a public fact—a recent acquisition of Eloquent Labs, which is a spin-off of Stanford devoted to cutting-edge conversational AI. We do think that that’s an area where we can come up with some really interesting products.”
“A new report from VoucherCodes.co.uk and WBR Insights has revealed that over 90% of retailers expect to have Artificial Intelligence (AI) or virtual assistant technology operating in-store and online within the next five years.
In a report interviewing 200 senior executives at major UK and French retailers, VoucherCodes.co.uk has revealed that retailers are investing in AI, Virtual Reality (VR) and geofence technology to drive footfall in-store and drive continued sales growth online.
Other top priorities included:
• 37% of retailers confirmed that they had invested in Virtual Reality technology over the last 12 months
• 38% have already introduced virtual assistants and 53% are planning on doing so
• 44% of retailers surveyed offer AI powered chatbots to help shoppers; 54% are planning to in the next five years”
“No longer the domain of science fiction, robotics and artificial intelligence are becoming important business drivers. Our timeline looks back at how we got here.” PWC 3-3-2017 View a full size version of the infographic.