Machine learning is an artificial intelligence (AI) technology which allows machines to learn by using algorithms to interpret data from connected ‘things’ to predict outcomes and learn from successes and failures.
There are many other AI technologies - from image recognition to natural language processing, gesture control, context awareness and predictive application programming interfaces (APIs) - but machine learning is where most of the investment community’s funding has flowed in recent years. It is also the technology most likely to allow machines to ultimately surpass the intelligence levels of humans.
Many companies, like Alphabet, have already become ‘AI-first’ companies, with machine learning at their core. At the same time, many ML techniques are getting commoditized by being open sourced and pre-packaged into developer toolkits that anyone can use.
This report focuses on Artificial Intelligence in FMCG and Retail.
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- Technology trends
- Macro-economic trends
- Applications of AI in Retail
- Ten categories of AI software
- The tech sector’s angle
- Case studies in Retail and Consumer Goods
- How AI vendors can sell into the retail and consumer goods sectors
- Recommendations for IT vendors
- Listed tech companies
- Privately held tech companies
- Retail and Consumer goods companies
- History of machine learning
- How does deep learning work?
- Best Buy
- Blue Yonder
- Descartes Labs
- Preferred Networks
- Sentient Technologies
- The Coca Cola Company
- The North Face
- Viv Labs