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AI Can Be A Central Nervous System

by Robert Hetu  |  December 16, 2019

It's tempting to anthropomorphize artificial intelligence (AI), particularly when devices such as Alexa and Siri increasingly employ human communication. I've been known to throw in a sharp retort every now and...

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Pitfalls of Algorithmic Decisions and How to Handle Them

by Jitendra Subramanyam  |  August 24, 2019

This post is by Veena Variyam, Director, Infrastructure & Operations Advisory and Research at Gartner. Algorithmic Decisions (and Pitfalls) are Everywhere Machine learning algorithms with access to large data sets...

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AI Will Transform Retail Merchandising For Those Who Are Ready For Change

by Robert Hetu  |  June 28, 2019

Retailers are aware of the significant opportunity to leverage vast amounts of customer data to drive in-depth customer analytics that enhance merchandising processes through AI. The goal is creating customer-centric...

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Why do things the hard way?

by Frank Buytendijk  |  December 17, 2018

Each of Yuval Noah Harari’s books are bestsellers. They tackle big questions. “Sapiens” describes the history of humanity. “Sapiens” explores the long term future of mankind. And “21st lessons for...

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RPA as Part of a Retail Automation Strategy

by Robert Hetu  |  August 22, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) can help automate existing manual processes, but is only a step on the path toward transformational automation and algorithmic retailing. For modern retail, speed kills or,...

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Without Advanced Behavioral Segmentation Retailers Will Fail

by Robert Hetu  |  August 2, 2018

Providing every existing or potential customer with one view of the retailer, where the customer has a consistently good experience in and among the retailer's physical and digital channels, is...

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2018 Gartner/RIS NEWS Retail Tech Survey is Out

by Robert Hetu  |  March 29, 2018

I have provided the executive summary here, the full report can be accessed by all through a link at the end of this blog. Not an apocalypse, but an evolutionary...

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Walmart's Freshness Algorithm; A Great Example of Algorithmic Retailing

by Robert Hetu  |  March 13, 2018

When I introduced the concept of algorithmic retailing two years ago my definition was simple. The application of big data through advanced analytics across an increasingly complex and detailed retail...

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Will People or Machines Rule Algorithmic Retailing?

by Robert Hetu  |  January 2, 2018

Business leaders are understandably overwhelmed by artificial intelligence due to its complexity and disruptive workplace implications. My latest research "Will People or Machines Rule Algorithmic Retailing?" explores the topic in...

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When Algos Play the Marketing Game

by Andrew Frank  |  June 4, 2017

In May, 2014, an algorithm named Vital was appointed to the Board of Directors of a Hong Kong corporation called Deep Knowledge Ventures. Since then the company, which invests in...

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