Blue Yonder listed in Gartner Hype Cycles

IN Events & Awards — 12 September, 2017

In the technology-rich world of retail, organizations look to industry experts to guide decisions about which solutions are best for their business. Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle is one of the most trusted analyses of the retail tech sector, and Blue Yonder is delighted to be mentioned in three reports this year.

7 Ways Retailers Benefit From AI

IN Artificial Intelligence — 05 September, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. Modern AI systems are less like David in Spielberg’s film “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” or the HAL computer in Kubrik’s “2001 – A Space Odyssey” but help us to steer through our daily life more efficiently.  From self-driving cars to scheduling…

Black Friday Best Practice: Why it Pays to Get Peak Right

IN Retail — 30 August, 2017

European retailers already had plenty to concern themselves with in the final quarter of each year before Black Friday became an annual event that required marking on their calendar.

The post-Thanksgiving deals-driven day in the US has now established itself in the UK and across Europe – and it’s causing headaches for some retailers in terms of…

3 Award Nominations that Prove Our AI is Delivering Real Value

IN General — 16 August, 2017

In the new retail landscape, the power of AI to extract value cannot be underestimated, and the global retail industry is recognizing this in many ways – not least, through its industry awards. Three respected UK organizations - the IGD, Retail Week, and Computing.co.uk –are all championing Blue Yonder’s achievements as examples of AI excellence in…

Building Robust AI Systems – Part II

IN General — 02 August, 2017

Building a robust Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is a challenging task: The previous blog post covered many of the more technical aspects from data handling and storage, dealing with data quality, deploying AI models and operational excellence. The technical setup to calculate billions of predictions that deliver optimal decisions needs to be…

Power to the People: why Man + Machine Learning = Maximum Productivity

IN Machine Learning — 24 July, 2017

We live in a world where people like to pitch man against machine. But isn’t the truth that humans should be working with technology to drive a more efficient future?

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence & the Reality of Super-Human Performance

Watson, Einstein, Leonardo. These names were chosen as product names for Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology. These names are not random choices – they are names associated with brilliant and creative minds, reflecting the aspirations these products have. These exceptional figures are extremely individual and have had such a profound…

The New Retail Balance Sheet: Why Data is an Asset – and How to Value It

The call to utilize big data is more than five years old now, and retailers are well aware of the huge commercial value in acting on insight. However, the narrative surrounding how to act on this insight hasn’t evolved in that time – and it needs to.

Building Robust AI Systems – Part I

“What's the first thought that comes to mind when you think of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Perhaps it’s a scene from a science fiction movie? Or – more realistically – AlphaGo, developed by the Google owned company DeepMind that learned to beat the best players at the complex game of Go? Perhaps you wonder about job security? MIT Technology Review

Smarter Working: Why AI Empowers the Retail Workforce

There are some pretty frightening statistics out there about the future of the retail workforce. According to the British Retail Consortium there could be 900,000 fewer roles in the industry by 2025, while Deloitte believes that a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of automation.