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Here is an interesting article from World Economic Forum on the future of automated technology in our daily lives.
"A good receptionist should have certain characteristics: helpful, friendly, organized. But do they need to be human? Perhaps not anymore. Walk into JLL’s Carrington Street office in Sydney and you’ll be greeted by JiLL, our new receptionist who can assist in a delivery, contact your hosts, recognize employees or visitors, and more. It is just one of a growing number of robotic staff now working in offices around the world."
An interesting read on the power of Smart vending technology from Coca-Cola Corporation.
"Masterton, New Zealand – a town where sheep outnumber people – is the unassuming home to a Coca-Cola Amatil office housing one of the most innovative hotbeds of technical talent in the global Coca-Cola system.
In these humble offices tucked away next to a bus station, sandwiched between mountains and hills, Andy Kerr and his team are shaping the future of vending machines.
And the future is smart with Artificial Intelligence (AI)."
Here is an interesting take from Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge on how vending machines are affacting the US retail.
"US retailers just can’t catch a break.
In a bid to undercut US-based brands, “fast fashion” purveyor Uniqlo announced this week that it will begin selling its clothes in vending machines, a common practice in Japan, where Uniqlo’s owner, Fast Retailing Co., is based. All told, the company plans to open 10 machines in and around New York City, Oakland and Houston, according to MarketWatch’s Ali Malito, who reported that brands are increasingly selling consumer goods like clothing out of vending machines as part of a “growing trend” as they “look for new ways to sell their goods" amid a flood of brick-and-mortar bankruptcies."
First of all, automated retail is not “vending”. Vending is your 2007 Nokia phone which allowed for texting and calls. With today’s smartphones you can do your banking, emails, book your holiday, read the news and so much more.