artificial intelligence

Applying commercial tech to the global health supply chain

At Chemonics, we believe that those who have the least deserve our best. For more than 40 years, we’ve strived to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. In 2015, we won the $9.5 billion USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Our mission was twofold. […]

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The problem of rural internet access: How AI is helping

A disconnected rural population Nineteen million people in the United States lack high-speed internet access. Many of these people live in rural areas, where fiber, coaxial cable, DSL or any other kind of broadband infrastructure is scarce or nonexistent. This is a huge issue for rural community administrators and school officials who have been struggling […]

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Converting weather forecasts into smart business decisions with AI

Few would doubt the idea that weather has a big impact on business. Think of how something as basic as holiday retail spending can be sharply influenced by a blizzard or frigid temperatures. While those kinds of big, macro effects are easy to understand, the real nature of the relationship between weather and business is […]

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How to delight store shoppers with digital innovation

When I shop online, I enjoy the price transparency, the infinite range of products, 24×7 availability and no waiting in line. Still, I sometimes miss the human contact of a brick-and-mortar store where employees help create a warm and lively atmosphere To give customers the best of both worlds, those of us at Groupe Casino […]

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How AI technology can help boost fashion forecasting

India is a country of fashion-loving millennials who love to wear the latest colors and styles. To capitalize on this strong market, however, fast fashion retailers such as my company, Bestseller India, have several challenges to overcome. The first is common to all retailers: how to offer consumers the right merchandise in the right store […]

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SilverHook gains edge with AI in race to the podium

Last year, after breaking the Guinness World Record for the Key West to Cuba run, we wondered what was next for the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook ocean racing powerboat? We found the answer in the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad & Tobago Great Race, one of the most grueling races in the world. The 115-mile […]

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By Curt Wiedenhoefer and others

Smarter surgical recoveries with wearable technologies

When we entered the field of orthopedic medicine 20 or so years ago, a total knee device sold for $15,000. Today it’s $3,000. Implants are now essentially commodity items. They’re all FDA approved, and patients generally see good results. However, with today’s shift to value-based healthcare, including programs such as Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement […]

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How to increase loyalty with tech-smart consumers

Digital transformation is sweeping the retail industry. It’s especially evident in B2C marketing, where we must rethink our processes and refresh our technology to become relevant to today’s tech-smart consumers. At MediaWorld, Italy’s largest retailer of consumer electronics, we’re transforming by putting customer data at the center of marketing operations. Whereas before our marketing was […]

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How high-tech AI technology helps fulfill retail demand

Barn coats and beyond Since our founding 130 years ago, those of us at Carhartt have always maintained a tight focus on what we see as our mission: providing hardworking people with durable clothing they can rely on. Along the way, we’ve also become an iconic brand with a broadening appeal and growing visibility in […]

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