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01:03 — Recently, Kroger, a large supermarket and food processing company, partnered with Nvidia to build an AI lab and demonstration center.
01:54 — The goal of this partnership is to leverage digital twin simulations to enhance shopping experiences. Further, it will help with improving logistics and expand Kroger’s initiatives for freshness.
02:08 — According to the VP of Technology, Wesley Rhodes, the core goal of this effort is to provide customers with anything, anytime, and anywhere.
02:31 — This effort will use the digital twins to optimize store layouts and workflows. Additionally, robots can be used for navigation, faster order fulfillment, and more.
02:44 — So, why is Kroger making such a big effort and investment in AI technology? Customer experiences have changed the way that CXOs are making decisions. With AI in the picture, it further changes the way CXOs look at operations.
03:18 — These continued investments in technology show the Metaverse social impact and force CXOs to think three-dimensionally across physical, digital, and virtual worlds to reimagine a digital future and accelerate decision making.
03:47 — If you’re still thinking and making decisions based just on the physical world, your competitors will outpace you—compete fast or concede faster.
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