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Robot cars start delivering groceries in Arizona

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Grocery giant Kroger and autonomous vehicle startup Nuro launched their driverless delivery service Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the first market for the two companies, which first announced their partnership back in June. To start out, only one store is involved in the experiment: the Kroger-owned Fry's Food Store on East McDowell Road. Customers can place orders via Fry's website or mobile app. Grocery orders can be scheduled for same-day or next-day delivery.


Get a new TV for your smart home with this 55-inch LG OLED B8, on sale for $1000 off from Walmart

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We have a sale you won't want to miss. The 55-inch LG Smart OLED B8 with AI ThinQ is currently available at Walmart for $1996.99. Normally, the TV is listed at $2999, saving you $1000 on one of LG's best available 4K TVs. Since this is an OLED, you know the picture will be excellent. You get colors that are much brighter and crisper, four HDR formats for blacks and whites, and support for Dolby Atmos for 3D sound.


Kroger launches self-driving grocery delivery vehicles in Arizona

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Kroger's driverless grocery delivery vehicles are finally hitting the road. The supermarket operator said it will start testing the self-driving cars on Thursday at a Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. It's part of Kroger's ongoing partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup founded two years ago by two engineers who worked on self-driving cars at Google. Kroger's driverless grocery delivery vehicles are finally hitting the road. The firm said it will start testing the self-driving cars on Thursday at a Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona Customers can order groceries via Kroger's website or mobile app and select same-day or next-day delivery.


Kroger's will start driverless grocery delivery in this town

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Kroger unveils plans to test market home delivery via driverless cars. The grocer with 119 locations in Arizona is part of the Kroger chain. Kroger confirmed Thursday it will begin testing driverless grocery delivery in suburban Phoenix. Customers of the supermarket giant's subsidiary Fry's in Scottsdale, Arizona will be able to place online orders starting Thursday. Grocery orders can be scheduled for same-day or next-day delivery though a fleet of self-driving vehicles.


Best deals for Thursday: Save on Apple iPads, Roomba vacuums, AncestryDNA test kits, Google Home Minis, and more

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Today, retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target have really good deals on the products you want for the home, like electronics, video games, and smart devices. It's never too late to save money with our daily deal round-ups. SEE ALSO: Save $100 on the Apple iPad Mini 4 at Walmart. First up, you can save 40% on AncestryDNA test kits, while you can save 34% on a Roomba robotic vacuum from iRobot, which is priced at $289.99. This is the lowest price Amazon has ever put on this product, so you should take advantage of one of the retailer's "Deals of the Day" while you still can.


The Amazing Ways Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

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British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an "end to end" digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer satisfaction. It does this by asking customers to voluntarily share data through a number of loyalty and reward programs. This information is used to offer personalized recommendations, online and in store.


Amazon Translate now available in the Memsource translation management system Amazon Web Services

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This is a guest blog post by Andrea Tabacchi, the Solution Architects team lead at Memsource. Memsource is always looking out for exciting new integrations that enhance its cutting-edge translation solutions. With machine translation (MT) continuing to be a hot topic in the localization industry, Memsource is focusing on integrating with innovative MT engines that meet customers' growing MT needs. In particular, Memsource strives to offer neural machine translation (NMT) engines, such as Amazon Translate. NMT is proving to be a highly influential technology.


How the rise of chatbots impacts customer experience

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Imagine meeting a personal stylist online who will make specific recommendations for clothing you need to purchase -- including matching items and accessories. Take that a step further, and your stylist will be able to parse recommendations based on your size and budget, as well as available inventory. Finally, you can easily get input from your trusted friends online, make a final decision, and then click once to purchase. With recent improvements to messaging, chatbots, and artificial intelligence technology, that scenario is entirely possible, and the stylist doesn't even need to be a real person. Artificial intelligence (AI) platforms can do much more than comb through product listings and return search results.


Roots uses AI to redesign its website with a focus on user experience

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It isn't easy for a business to stick around for 45 years and remain relevant in the digital age, even if your brand is as iconic as Roots Canada – but to avoid being left behind, the Toronto-based clothing retailer is using its website redesign to meld its brick and mortar store experience with its digital marketing strategy. In March the retailer finished giving its site, Roots.com, a complete facelift, using artificial intelligence (AI) to create a more modern, streamlined appearance from start to finish, including the homepage, shopping cart and end pages. Roots' biggest goal, said Jamie Garratt, CEO of Idea Rebel, the digital marketing agency that Roots hired to redesign the website, was to redesign not only the look but also the feel of the site. It was all about making a positive, user-centric experience, he told ITBusiness.ca. "You can't pull the wool over consumer's eyes anymore when it comes to building a website," said Garratt.


Best Amazon, Target, and Walmart sales: Save on Bissell vacuums, Instant Pot, Google Home Mini, Samsung 4K smart TVs, and Amazon Echo

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Today, you can save on amazing items from across the internet. We gathered the best deals from top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target for your shopping enjoyment. One of Amazon's "Deals of the Day" is on Pure Enrichment's MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, which is going for just $29.99. This is marked down from its retail price of $79.99. You can also save on a number of household products, such as an assortment of vacuums from Bissell, Igloo's compact ice maker, and Keurig's K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, which is on sale for $169.61.