Add-to-cart bots are considered controversial but necessary tools among savvy shoppers who are eager for an edge in the competitive collectors’ market, where speed is key to grabbing a pair of Yeezys or Hamilton tickets. But how might this technology impact the wider retail and resale sector?
The number of people using messaging apps is set to hit two billion by 2018, so it’s no wonder brands want to get in on the action. Major tech players are touting chatbots as the next big thing, but can they really revolutionise online interactions, or are they just part of an industry-driven pipe dream?
People are nervous about emerging technologies, yet 63% of people don’t realise they already using AI every day. Canvas8 spoke with Alex Salkever, co-author of The Driver in the Driverless Car and VP of communications at Mozilla, to understand how we can rethink AI's presence in our lives.
Online sales account for just 17% of spending on denim in the US – no surprise given that finding the perfect fitting jeans can require multiple store visits. Levi’s aims to change that with its Virtual Stylist, a chatbot that learns a user’s ideal style and fit before making recommendations.
Nearly seven in ten Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, and 34% have nothing set aside whatsoever. Conserving cash can be difficult, but finance app Digit wants people to leave it to a bot. How has it managed to save people over $230 million in just 18 months?