Tag: Walmart

Grocery stores turn to robots during the coronavirus

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech CNN | Source URL New York – Local grocers and big chains alike are deploying robots to clean floors, stock shelves and deliver groceries to shoppers during the coronavirus. Grocers are searching for ways to reduce pressure on store workers and increase efficiency amid a surge of shoppers visiting […]

Bossa Nova CTO explains expansion to a total of 1,000 Walmart stores

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The Robot Report | Source URL Bossa Nova Robotics Inc. announced today at NRF 2020 here that it plans to expand deployments of its inventory robots from 350 Walmart stores today to 1,000 by year’s end. The 650 additional robots will be serviced by partner NCR Corp., said Bossa […]

Walmart welcomes the robot takeover by using machines to fulfill grocery orders and adding shelf-scanning devices to more than 650 stores in a bid to take on Amazon

Text to Speech Demo The Daily Mail | Source URL The Arkansas-based firm is using robots to fulfill grocery orders in one of its Supercenters and is set to add shelf-scanning machines to 650 additional stores by the end of the summer. The shift is aimed at reducing costs, improving […]

Cashierless Stores Make Inroads in U.S.

Cashierless Stores Make Inroads in U.S.

iSpeech.org John Murawski | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL U.S. retailers large and small are pressing ahead with testing the use of artificial intelligence to track what products shoppers pick up and automatically bill their accounts when they walk out the door, eliminating the need for a checkout […]

CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions

CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions

iSpeech Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Facebook and Amazon’s insanity only seems to continue with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Now, the two big conglomerate giants want to move into the uncharted territory of reading human emotions, both in their own ways. Facebook wants a […]

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

Text to Speech Demo BN Frank | Activist Post | Source URL It’s reasonable to expect stores to install security cameras to protect themselves from theft and property damage.  But is it reasonable for them to install facial recognition cameras to determine shoppers’ moods to try to sell them more […]

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

TTSJacob Banas | Futurism | Source URL Save Money. Live Better. Walmart’s latest patent is a device that eavesdrops on employees and customers alike, hearing every interaction, plastic bag rustle, and register noise — and it’s evaluating. The patent, originally filed earlier this year, was granted to the retail giant earlier […]

Walmart patents ‘big brother’ internet-connected shopping cart that can measure your heart rate, stress levels and even how fast you are moving through the store

iSpeech.org The Daily Mail | Source URL Walmart wants to track how its customers are feeling as they peruse the snack aisle. The retail giant filed a patent for a internet-connected shopping cart that can measure and track biometric data.  Not only can it keep track of your heart rate, but […]

Walmart tests ‘Alphabot’ grocery-picking robot that can pick and pack customers’ online shopping orders

iSpeech.org Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL A robot will soon be able to handle your groceries for you. Walmart announced Friday that it will soon incorporate automated robotic carts, called Alphabots, in one of its superstores in Salem, New Hampshire.  Alphabots can pick and pack shoppers’ online […]