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How AI Bots can Drive Efficiencies in the Workplace

Nam Nguyen Interest in Artificial Intelligence has never been higher. Top technology companies are investing significant resources: Amazon uses A.I to recommend products and operate robots in its fulfilment centres, Facebook uses it to rank posts in its news feed and Google has used it to enhance its search engine and street view applications. Now it’s generally assumed that A.I....

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Some surprising categories which Amazon are considering

It’s been a full year now since Amazon acquired Whole Foods.  Overnight they obtained 460 carefully chosen locations, landed a fully functioning grocery distribution system and became a national and international grocery competitor. The Seattle-based retailer might be a disrupter, but it’s not the first retailer to identify food as a lever to catapult their growth.  Their great competitor, Walmart,...

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Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Retail

Retail Week has recently picked out 10 of the most powerful women in global retail.  So what makes them successful, and what can be learned from their successes?   And do you agree with the shortlist? Here are their Top 10:   Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP of Retail and Online stores, Apple As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple,...

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What Online Data Looks Like in the High Street

Amazon’s new bookshop in New York has caused ripples throughout the retail world with commentators excitedly declaring that Amazon, having taken over the online world, is now extending its tentacles to the high street. So what is the story? What sort of expertise are they bringing and how is it different from a “normal” bookshop? The standard bookshop model is...

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Facebook Admits: It Wants to Read Your Brain

by Julia Cook At their much-hyped 2017 Developer Conference, Mark Zuckerburg revealed that the tech giant is working on ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence technology aimed at dismantling the physical barrier between thought and technology.1 In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel, 60 engineers are working day and night in the facility dubbed “Building 8” – Facebook’s secret...

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What Do They Think? How to Harness the Power of Social Media

by Julia Cook Social media, if planned and executed effectively, can give retailers access to millions of opinions. Whilst there will inevitably be some outlying views, there is some truth in the phrase “knowledge in numbers” and the collective intelligence of a crowd can give confidence in a particular product, or even inspire new innovation. A powerful process for capturing...