One of the largest retailers Walmart has recently launched several projects to create supermarkets of the future. They can purchase goods without all the “favorite” attributes of similar institutions: queues, cashiers and huge crowds of people near the shelves with the right product. Moreover, the mass introduction of similar technologies is planned in the near future.
The first interesting project is the Walmart Store No. 8, in which in new York is running store where you can make purchases with the help of a chatbot. From the assortment of a supermarket in the chatbot, you can choose products that will be prepared especially for you. Then you can come and just pick up everything you need, if you want acquiring something else. The store will work the technology of object recognition, which is designed to keep track of what you put in the bag, after which the robot will automatically charge the credit card purchases from your account.
Another project – a startup called “Busy NYC Moms”. The primary audience of this store should become rich moms from new York and just people who have little free time to go shopping. The service will be able to send customers a message with a detailed description of the goods, and to make a purchase will need to simply reply to the message. In addition, you can own to send a request for the product of interest, the presence or the absence of which the customer will be informed. Then just need to arrange the delivery.
Now the services are free and some messages meet people, but over time, chatbot become fully independent, and the service will operate by subscription. About the cost of services currently not reported.