Episode 54: Racist Robots and the IoT

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In this week’s episode of Analytics Neat we take a look at the lack of diversity in tech and how that impacts product development.  We also have a nomination for this week’s “A Little Too Personal” segment and chat a bit about the favorite cocktails in major US cities. All of this and more in this week’s episode of Analytics Neat.  Thanks for listening!

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Episode 47: Data and Privacy at CES, Salesforce Research Review

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In this week’s episode of Analytics Neat we take a look at some of the exciting technology plays coming out of CES and discuss the data opportunity for each.  We also dig into some of the trends for 2019 coming out of a Salesforce Research study.  Why is privacy a problem? When are the robots going to take over? What does 5G have to do with it? All of this and more in this week’s episode of Analytics Neat.  Thanks for listening!

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Walmart and…Robots?

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Walmart has been in the news a few times over the past week or so regarding their investment in robotics and innovation.  I think it’s really easy to get caught up in the “sexy” innovation coming from firms like Tesla and miss out on some real, impactful innovation coming from a retailer like Walmart.  So, I’ll provide a quick walkthrough in this post of the couple robots that caught my eye.

I’ll lead with the innovation that is currently operational today:  robots roaming the aisles in 50 stores around the US.  Walmart has new, robotic employees that roam the aisles of the store three times per day to identify the stock of items, items placed in the wrong spot, incorrect prices, and missing labels.   As the robot identifies issues, it sends alerts to the store personnel to address.

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