Automated Ordering Systems Are the New Drive-thru Attendants The pandemic changed the use of technology in the restaurant industry. Now, QSRs are turning to IoT for automated, efficient ordering systems to increase sales and reduce errors. 
Retail Reimagined: Smart Self-Serve Kiosks Enhance Customer Experience The in-store retail shopping processes of the pre-pandemic times are moving into retirement,  as consumers now desire the same smart, fast, purchasing experience that online shopping delivers. At the ready are new smart kiosk retail solutions that use IoT, analytics, machine vision, and cloud technology to deliver services such as customer authentication, wayfinding, inventory automation, digital advertising, and express checkout from anywhere in a store.
Open for Business: The AI-powered Autonomous Store Retail store technology continues to move forward at a fast pace. Cloudpick has rolled out a digital solution for brick and mortar stores that includes computer vision, AI, deep learning, and edge computing technology. Using the solution, the Singapore retail chain Cheers has opened an advanced, unmanned AI-powered autonomous store. 
AI Reshapes Fashion Design and Manufacturing Artificial intelligence technologies and robotics are driving changes in the world of fashion. From market analysis to custom designs to waste reduction, AI opens the door for designers to be on trend, responsive, and conscientious global citizens.
New Podcast: Inside the Digital Bakery, Crafting 3D Printed Foods To see what’s cooking in the world of 3D food printing, the IoT Integrator Wire editors checked in with an expert in the technology and design of 3D printed food, Kyle von Hasseln, CEO and founder of CURRANT™ 3D. Hear Hasseln’s insights on how he creates intricate food designs and how 3D food printing might be a more sustainable way to design and create edibles than traditional food manufacturing.
EV Charging Solution Aims to Supercharge Retail Traffic EOS Linx has built a connected, intelligent digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising and EV charging station solution that has an appealing caveat: it is free to install and can generate revenue from ads streaming on its digital screen. The solution is targeted at a wide variety of public and private entities, including municipalities, retailers, hotels, and utilities.  
Data Analytics Help Prevent Loan Fraud Financial fraud can cripple lenders. Battling scammers takes a toll, not only from the loss of money loaned, but also from the time spent trying to separate true customers from false applicants. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can help lenders protect themselves against scam artists.  
Sugar Lab Digital Bakery Brings the Bling to 3D Printing Sugar Lab combines digital fabrication with 3D printing to establish itself as the world’s first digital bakery. The East Los Angeles bakery creates colorful, consumable, highly engineered 3D printed novelties ranging from strawberry-covered chocolate truffles to glitter bombs to peppermint sugar cubes.   

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Behind the Play Wall: Retailer Uses Interactive Video to Attract Customers In their quest to attract shoppers and increase sales, retailers are turning to digital displays to entice, entertain, and engage potential customers. The technology is spilling out from store shelves to sidewalks and capturing customer data along the way.   

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