Retail


Rising Tide – The Surge of Artificial Intelligence in Global E-Commerce

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What's dangerous is not to evolve. The darling of consumers and investors alike, Mr. Bezos sure seems to have the future figured out. Amazon today is the most AI driven customer experience platform in the world, besides just being an e-commerce marketplace. Retail has moved from the brick-and-mortar store front to beautiful and highly aesthetic web portals, accessible on any device you use, that seem, at times, shockingly intuitive. The secret ingredient here is AI.


You can get these top-rated Sonos products at Cyber Monday prices

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You can get the Sonos One SL and so much more on sale right now for a major discount. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Sonos has an impressive reputation in the audio equipment business. The company's speakers are some of the most widely respected in the world, known for their modern, ultra-slim appearance and ability to deliver incredibly crisp, immaculate sound quality. All of that flawless audio comes at a price, though: Sonos speakers aren't exactly cheap.


AWS DeepComposer is now generally available

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Generative AI is one of the exciting recent advancements in artificial intelligence technology because of its ability to create something new. From turning sketches into images for accelerated product development, to improving computer-aided design of complex objects, there are many practical applications emerging across industries. This Generative AI technique pits two different neural networks against each other to produce new and original digital works based on sample inputs. Until now, developers interested in growing skills in this area haven't had an easy way to get started. With AWS DeepComposer, developers, regardless of their background in ML, can get started with Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), learning how to train and optimize them to create original music.


How AI and ML are helping tackle the global teacher shortage Amazon Web Services

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United Arab Emirates-based global EdTech Alef Education is on a mission to digitally transform the education sector to support its most valuable resource: teachers. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics estimates that the world needs almost 69 million new teachers by 2030 to meet the deadline of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for quality education. But according to latest projections, the world will fail its education commitments without addressing the teacher shortage. Overwhelming teacher workload is a major contributor to teacher scarcity and the urgency to tackle this imbalance is a key driver for United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based global education technology Alef Education. The forward-thinking organization is shrinking teacher workloads and helping them better manage classrooms through its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform built on Amazon Web Services (AWS).


Machine Learning in Python: Building a Linear Regression Model

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Machine Learning in Python: Building a Linear Regression Model In this video, I will be showing you how to build a linear regression model in Python using the scikit-learn package. We will be using the Diabetes dataset (built-in data from scikit-learn) and the Boston Housing (download from GitHub) dataset. This video is part of the [Python Data Science Project] series. If you're new here, it would mean the world to me if you would consider subscribing to this channel. Disclaimer: Chanin is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to http://www.amazon.com.


Here's How Walmart Is Using Artificial Intelligence to Keep Prices Low The Motley Fool

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Major retailers have a lot of power over vendors. A chain like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) can, for example, go to a medium-sized vendor and ask it to cut prices by 2% or lose some of its shelf space. That's typical and it helps keeps prices low for consumers. It's also challenging to keep track of for a company operating on the scale Walmart does. To help with that, the retail giant has reached a deal to pilot technology from Pactum to help it negotiate contracts with some of its vendors.


5 Retail Innovations That'll Blow Your Mind in 2020

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The same survey reports that those that use these technologies are noticing improved customer experience performance and higher customer satisfaction. But what do these technologies look like in real life? And what retail innovations can we expect to see today as a result? We interviewed 5 retail innovation leaders at NRF 2020's Innovation Lab, and they showed us how they're using emerging tech to change customer experience in 2020 and beyond. The subject of inventory management may not evoke fun and excitement – at least not in the traditional sense.


Fanplayr Software Radically Increases Online Shopping Rates

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Fanplayr is the leader in making behavioral data actionable to drive personalized online experiences. By understanding the purpose and intent of online visitors, Fanplayr uses machine learning and AI to enable marketers to increase conversion rates and revenue, to collect more leads, and to retarget visitors and customers with personalized recommendations during and after the shopping experience. Fanplayr is an ecommerce leader in using data to help businesses increase online experiences and sales. They offer a prescriptive and unique approach for businesses to stay one step ahead as major browser vendors announce changes to the way they handle tracking prevention. With Google making recent changes to the way they handle tracking prevention and the major web browsers cracking down on 3rd party scripts, these changes are impacting online businesses.



Research: Retailers to spend $37.3bn on AI software between 2019 and 2025

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The retail industry is suffering from the decline of physical stores, and is turning to artificial intelligence in order to breathe new life into the shopping experience, suggests latest research from Omdia. The analyst firm predicts that spending on AI software by retail organizations will reach $9.8 billion per year by 2025, up from just $1.3 billion in 2019. Omdia has identified a total of 24 use cases for AI software in retail, and analyzed the 11 that are expected to account for 91 percent of spending in the next five years; it predicts that this particular niche of the AI market will be led by supply chain and inventory management software, with a 15 percent market share. This will be followed by AI-based applications in image recognition and visual search (13 percent), virtual digital assistants fine-tuned for the needs of eCommerce (12 percent), video surveillance analytics (12 percent), and tools that enable personalized customer journeys (10 percent). "AI technologies have begun to move from research lab projects to the engines that drive genuine business solutions. These technologies are disrupting a variety of industries, from healthcare and telecommunications to financial services and retail, primarily by bringing scale and efficiency to bear in solving business problems," said Mark Beccue, principal analyst at Omdia.