22 Retailers Closing Stores

Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I remember when optical character recognition was new and was suitably impressed. I've now seen retail apps that include object recognition - use your smartphone camera to scan something, watch it noodle around with vectors and then comparing it to the store's inventory. Imperfect, slow for now but when you take the time to understand what it's doing it's pretty cool.
     
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  2. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Not just retailers. I worked for a company with a crappy business model that failed to address the obvious changes going on around it. AI is wonderful but never underestimate the power of humans to put the blinders on and behave stupidly for very organic reasons.
     
  3. Dejan Corovic

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    yeah, I think that AI is a tool that should be embraced rather than be afraid off.

    The biggest thing right now are these suggestion engines. They track all your choices on the site and than select the content or product to be shown to you. I would never be able on my own to discover such good content because it is too niche. Same goes for products.
     

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