Can AI Turn Grocery Retailers Into E-Commerce Giants?


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By Waleed Ayoub on July 24, 2018

According to the 2018 Activate Outlook Report, grocery is the next battleground for e-commerce. Interestingly, the report makes a case that brick-and-mortar stores are an enabler of online growth, beckoning a future less interested in the extinction of physical stores, but rather a harmonization of physical and e-commerce retail experiences. Central to that harmonization is …

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Déjà vu? Machine Learning’s current growth echoes IoT’S from a few years earlier, but without the fizzle


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By Aaron Dauphinee on July 12, 2017

Recently Entrepreneur published an interesting article on how small businesses with Internet of Things (IoT) products and services can avoid being locked out of this lucrative market by larger companies. Guest writer, Maciej Kranz, vice president of corporate strategic innovations at Cisco, advocated in his article that start-ups need to “throw assumptions and principles that …

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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods may look like a ripple to retailers today, but it is going to result in a tsunami tomorrow


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By Aaron Dauphinee on June 22, 2017

Last week the retail world was abuzz as Amazon, once again, opted for the road less traveled by announcing their acquisition of Whole Foods. It is hard to find a media outlet in North America that did not cover this story with major foreign publications in Europe, Asia and some developing markets also chiming in. …

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The verdict on how to avoid utterly indefensible AI start-ups


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By Aaron Dauphinee on June 8, 2017

Last week tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Bradford Cross announced he will be the new founder and CEO of Merlon Intelligence, a compliance risk management platform as its principal product offering. ARCHITECHT founder Derek Harris interviewed Cross on the ARCHITECT show podcast where he spoke to how Merlon is applying machine learning against regulatory compliance …

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