Food, Beverage & Tobacco



How Amazon Go (probably) makes "just walk out" groceries a reality

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These days, most announcements by tech companies are pretty meh. Details either leak months ahead of time or reveal themselves to be pretty unimpressive. But lately, we've had some real surprises. Months ahead of releasing the Switch this spring, Nintendo decided the future of consoles was its past with the NES Classic.


Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra Use Disruptive Technologies to Enhance Efficiency in Mid-Day Meal Program for School Children

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Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra Use Disruptive Technologies to Enhance Efficiency in Mid-Day Meal Program for School Children "Million Meals" project applied artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain to drive efficiency and timeliness of lunch program in government schools across India BENGALURU, India; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Akshaya Patra, the world's largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Program, collaborated on an innovative project that used disruptive technologies to exponentially increase the number of meals served to children in schools in India that are run and aided by the government. The "Million Meals" project revolutionized Akshaya Patra's supply chain and operations, resulting in improved food quality and expanded service reach. Rooted in a vision to eliminate child hunger, the "Million Meals" project demonstrated how disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain can help address ...


Even Beer Companies Use AI And Machine Learning Technologies

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BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), the world's largest asset manager, is turning to machines to help pick stocks. To many, it may seem the use of machines and artificial intelligence technologies is reserved for companies like BlackRock with trillions of dollars under management. The reality is companies of all sizes are turning toward machines to improve their business.


The food delivery robots are coming! The food delivery robots are coming!

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It's not every day that you are wandering around your neighborhood and get a glimpse of the future. Yet there I was minding my own business when I bumped into what appeared to be a Yelp/Eat24 "delivery robot" cruising around San Francisco's Mission District on a Friday afternoon.


Aldi customers urged to stay away from fake £65 vouchers - how to stay safe

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Aldi customers have been warned to stay away from hoax vouchers circulating on email and social media which trick shoppers into thinking that they can save money.


Salesforce's Einstein gets glowing reviews from Pacific Crest, Coca Cola and Amazon

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Salesforce (CRM) held a small group meeting of less than 60 people at its headquarters in San Francisco last week where it announced that Einstein AI is now available to all its customers across sales, service, marketing, commerce and more, even going so far as to title the presentation, "The Year of Einstein." Salesforce also announced a strategic partnership with IBM to combine the power of Einstein and IBM's Watson to provide more insightful analytics for businesses.



Salesforce captures the limits of AI in a Coca-Cola cooler

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Even though it was intended as a bravura demonstration of the business potential of artificial intelligence (AI), Salesforce today perfectly captured the technology's current limitations with the aid of a Coca-Cola cooler cabinet.


Common misconceptions brand executives have about AI

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Artificial intelligence is no longer the sole domain of tech companies like Google, Facebook, IBM, and Amazon. Recognizing the potential of exponential technologies like AI and bots, creative agencies like Ogilvy and consulting firms like McKinsey and Accenture now proudly feature AI departments.