Create a New Era of Smarter Retail

Explore a Brighter Future with Smarter Retail

When AI meets retail, the supply chain moves faster, stores—online and on the street—run more efficiently, and employees and customers are happier.
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Intelligent Stores

Retailers are using the power of AI to reduce shrinkage, eliminate stockout, and gain visibility into customer behaviors.
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Curbside Pickup

Are your customers in a rush or concerned about their safety? Deliver faster, safer shopping experiences for both your staff and customers with computer vision that can recognize car models, colors, and more.
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Security

Ensure the safety and security of your customers. Using computer vision, retailers are able to reduce theft and better address crime, detecting weapons and alerting security before trouble happens.
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Store Analytics and Insights

Activate insights around heat-mapping, demographics, dwell time, sentiment, and more to improve inventory planning, merchandising, and store layout. This provides an exceptional shopping experience while increasing sales and improving forecasting. Computer vision can detect planogram compliance, improperly stocked shelves, and spills in aisles.
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Stockout and Inventory Management

With robotics and intelligent video analytics (IVA), retailers can perform inventory counts and alert associates in real-time to restock shelves faster. This can boost sales while letting employees increase customer engagement and focus on more complex, specialized tasks.
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Dynamic Price Optimization

Customers are often checking prices across retailers while they shop. Using AI algorithms, provide your customers with in-store promotions and the best pricing in real-time—increasing conversion and retention.
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Asset Protection

Reduce shrinkage at both manned and self-checkout counters, in-aisle, and front and back of store. Implement AI and computer vision to ensure every item is scanned, and support security and store management with accurate and timely information.
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Augmented Reality Experiences

Let your customers virtually engage with more products while reducing store inventory. Offer more options for them to try before buying while increasing customer satisfaction and reducing returns.
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Frictionless Shopping

Autonomous stores and smart carts powered by AI simplify shopping by letting customers select what they want, skip the line, and get on with their day. Their credit card is charged accurately, and automatically.
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Adaptive Advertising and Promotions

Deliver live shopping suggestions and expand cart size with intelligent targeting. Update digital signage automatically and offer promotions tailored for every shopper—all while tapping into revenue opportunities tied to in-store dynamic displays.
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Instant Customer Service

Provide customers the support they expect precisely when they need it. Robots and smart kiosks using conversational AI can chat naturally in real-time to offer support such as inventory and product location information, or even finalizing a purchase.
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Last-Mile Delivery

This is the most expensive portion of the fulfillment chain. GPU-powered AI solutions can rapidly optimize routes and vehicle capacity, which can significantly impact fuel, personnel, and other overhead costs, and even enable free and same-day delivery.
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Smart Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Behind the scenes, AI is making sure operations run quickly and smoothly to receive, store, and deliver quality goods when and where they’re needed. Want to see it in action? Head inside.
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Smart Storage and Retrieval

Intelligent machinery like smart forklifts can help ensure employee safety and product tracking. Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated mobile robots (AMRs) include perception and route optimization to breeze around obstacles, safely and autonomously.
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Depalletization

Unloading a pallet of boxes can be back-breaking labor. AI-trained robots offer a helping hand, taking on tedious, repetitive tasks, and getting boxes where they need to go, no matter the size and weight.
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Pick and Place

Use intelligent automation for the most repetitive processes that require accurately seeing, picking, and placing objects. AI and machine learning can help solve challenging operational and logistic workflows, boosting productivity while cutting costs and improving supply chain resilience.
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Package Lifecycle Tracking

Track packages within the warehouse and through the complete supply chain. Intelligent video analytics can accurately track packages, mitigate damage, and ensure quality while delivering insights for optimal throughput.
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Theft Prevention

A lot of factors can impact the safe space of a distribution center or warehouse. With intelligent video analytics, employees can prevent theft and retailers can feel confident that their goods are secure.
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Employee Safety

Protect your brand reputation by creating a safe environment for your employees and partners. Use computer vision solutions to ensure compliance of sanitation, social distancing, mask detection, dangerous equipment placement, OSHA, and other health and safety standards.
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Simulation and Digital Twins

Digital twins allow retailers to generate a virtual warehouse or distribution facility environment. It replicates the proposed physical space—including all mechanical, robotic, sensor, vision, AI, and computer systems. All aspects of the system, as well as human interactions, are developed, tested, and optimized virtually to be deployed in the real world.
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Headquarters

Data centers are key to solving some of the most important challenges for retailers. Accelerated computing platforms, integrated across hardware and software, give enterprises a robust, secure infrastructure that supports develop-to-deploy AI implementations.
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Accurate Demand Forecasting

Consumer demand changes with pricing, weather, holidays, and other factors. With accelerated data science and machine learning, retailers can stay ahead of the game, anticipating their customers’ needs and preparing for them before they happen.
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E-commerce Recommendation System

Recommender systems built using AI algorithms deliver faster and more personalized ecommerce search results, leading to increased cart size and brand affinity.
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Cybersecurity and Fraud Detection

Retailers need to ensure the security of their consumers’ PII and sensitive data—name, address, email, credit card number, etc. AI can bolster cybersecurity to protect point-of-sales systems and ward off hackers, no matter how sophisticated.
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Simulation and Digital Twins

Digital twins allow retailers to generate a virtual warehouse or distribution facility environment. It replicates the proposed physical space—including all mechanical, robotic, sensor, vision, AI, and computer systems. All aspects of the system, as well as human interactions, are developed, tested, and optimized virtually to be deployed in the real world.
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Improve Forecasting. Increase Revenue. Reduce Shrinkage.

Leading retailers are leveraging AI to reduce shrinkage, improve forecasting, automate warehouse logistics, determine in-store promotions and real-time pricing, enable customer personalization and recommendations, and deliver better shopping experiences—both in stores and online.

 

Boost Customer Engagement with Interactive Avatars

With NVIDIA OmniverseAvatar, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) can create interactive characters with ray-traced 3D graphics that can see, speak, and understand customer intent. These avatars help automate ordering in a restaurant or drive-thru by chatting with customers and making recommendations for cross- and upselling.

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Intelligent Stores

Intelligent Stores

Using data from cameras and sensors, retailers are leveraging AI to reduce shrinkage, eliminate stockout, and gain visibility into customer behaviors. The same infrastructure can also power faster checkouts. Explore the five ways retailers are using AI to create intelligent stores: public safety, asset protection, store analytics, autonomous shopping, and store operations.

Forecasting and Inventory Management

Forecasting and Inventory Management

Using AI and predictive analytics, retailers are improving demand forecasting and inventory management. By tapping into data insights from various sources, they’re ensuring the right products are in the right store at the right time and optimizing their supply chains.​

AI in Warehouse Logistics

AI in Warehouse Logistics

Warehouse logistics is the art of optimizing, integrating, automating, and managing the flow of products in fulfillment or distribution centers. Combining NVIDIA’s AI solutions for intelligent video analytics (IVA), robotics, automation, and management in supply chains leads to operational efficiency and a higher process throughput.

Warehouse robots processing orders can evaluate all variables before making decisions and adapt as situations change. With automated reporting, they can optimize routes, delivering end-to-end visibility and increased accuracy of the orders being picked, packed, and shipped.​

NVIDIA ReOpt is an AI logistics software API that enables developers to achieve these near-real-time, dynamic routing optimizations.

Recommendation and Visual Search

Recommendation and Visual Search

Understanding customer behavior has never been more critical for retailers looking to drive growth. ​AI applications powered by video analytics can give retailers the same visibility into customer behavior ​in stores as they currently have online. ​

With insights into popular aisles, dwell times, and demographics, retailers can improve merchandising and offer real-time promotions in store to increase revenue and provide a better experience. ​

For e-commerce, retailers are using GPU-powered machine learning and deep learning algorithms for faster, more accurate recommendation engines, which can improve revenue by 60 percent.​

NVIDIA EGX Stack

Conversational AI

Natural language processing (NLP) helps retailers personalize customer experiences, turn consumer data into actionable insights, and improve customer service. NVIDIA enables real-time conversational AI by optimizing the training and inference of BERT, a popular NLP model. NVIDIA Riva, which runs on the NVIDIA EGX enterprise platform, also makes it easier for retailers to build and deploy AI applications by fusing deep learning models for speech recognition and speech synthesis, language understanding, and vision.

Ecosystem of Retail Software Partners

These are the powerful engineers of several new innovations benefitting the retail industry. Some are mature companies, and others are part of the NVIDIA Inception program, NVIDIA’s startup incubator, where they’ve developed game-changing, GPU-based AI tools for retail. Explore who’s at the forefront of the fourth Industrial Revolution, powering new capabilities for intelligent stores, warehouse logistics, and omnichannel management.

Deep North—Improving In-Store Experiences with AI Insights

Deep North—Improving In-Store Experiences with AI Insights

Deep North lets brick-and-mortar retail stores and transportation hubs reclaim consumer traffic from the digital world to create better customer experiences.

Clarifai—Accelerating AI-Assisted Data Annotation

Clarifai—Accelerating AI-Assisted Data Annotation

Clarifai’s new Labeler tool aids data scientists by slashing the time to annotate images.

AiFi—Enabling Nano Stores and Smart Cabinets

AiFi—Enabling Nano Stores and Smart Cabinets

AiFi is automating the world’s stores and providing AI-enabled auto checkout solutions for everyone.

Dematic—Managing and Scaling AI Deployments

Dematic—Managing and Scaling AI Deployments

Dematic is using AI at the edge to manage their applications, servers, and software deployments from anywhere, at any time.