Here is what Artificial Intelligence have to offer the Retail Sector
The motto of business is growth. Retail is one of the most dynamic sectors today and offers a vast number of possibilities. Along with the options comes, break-neck competition. To be able to strive in the competitive world of retail, one has to embrace the technologies that are on offer. One such promising technology is Artificial intelligence. At the infancy of its existence, the technology has already been able to grab attention.
Artificial intelligence is slowly making its way into all walks of life. The technology of artificial intelligence allows machines to gain a human-like understanding and intuitive functioning whereby machines behave intelligently and can analyze data, draw conclusions, and provide solutions to problems. The scope of using AI in retail is remarkable.
Check out: Top Retail Management Tech Companies
Management of customer data is one crucial sphere. Given the sheer mass of engagement that is present between the retailers and the consumers, an intelligent system that can manage the information is a blessing. AI can collect and segregate data to make the process simpler and rule out any requirement of manual efforts. These data can later be analyzed, and tools provided by AI can track trends. The availability of meaningful data can allow informed decision making and formation of actionable plans that can trigger a faster rate of growth.
Retail business thrives on the bond between the activities and the consumers. Unless the relationship between both ends is a good one, a company cannot function. With the retail market now operating from a range of places including online platforms, a careful approach towards relationship management with customers is essential. AI can come in handy by providing tools that can help customers to choose products through suggestions, dispel doubts regarding products, and provide post-purchase assistance as well. In a quest to simplify the process of shopping, AI is also being used to revolutionize the way payments are made. From face recognition to Amazon Go facilities, payments are being simplified beyond recognition.
Many firms are looking forward to including AI driven tools and machines into manufacturing roles. Processes related to various stages in manufacturing, starting from assembling to packaging can be assisted with AI. The dependence on human beings is reduced, and the speed of processes is increased many times over.
Thanks to artificial intelligence; uncountable benefits are waiting for retailers who are willing to invest in AI. Multiplied growth rates and customer loyalty is becoming achievable.
By Nancy S. Wolk, CIO, Alcoa - Global Business Services
By John Kamin, EVP and CIO, Old National Bancorp
By Gregg T. Martin, VP & CIO, Arnot Health
By Elliot Garbus, VP-IoT Solutions Group & GM-Automotive...
By Bryson Koehler, EVP & CIO, The Weather Company, an IBM...
By Gregory Morrison, SVP & CIO, Cox Enterprises
By Adrian Mebane, VP-Global Ethics & Compliance, The Hershey...
By Lowell Gilvin, Chief Process Officer, Jabil
By Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products
By Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CIO, Adobe Systems
By Walter Carvalho, VP& Corporate CIO, Carnival Corporation
By Mary Alice Annecharico, SVP & CIO, Henry Ford Health System
By Bernd Schlotter, President of Services, Unify
By Bob Fecteau, CIO, SAIC
By Kushagra Vaid, GM, Server Engineering, Microsoft
By Steve Beason, Enterprise CTO, Scientific Games
By Steve Bein, VP-GIS, Michael Baker International
By Jason Alan Snyder, CTO, Momentum Worldwide
By Jim Whitehurst, CEO, Red Hat
By Alberto Ruocco, CIO, American Electric Power