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00:30 — Food waste is a global issue that requires unique ways to combat as well as get food in the hands of those that need it most.
00:50 — Shoprite is looking to tackle this complex challenge in South Africa where there is 10.3 million tons of food waste each year. They are using AI and machine learning to help stores predict sales to ensure stock is available at the right time.
01:20 — According to the Shoprite sustainability manager, the best way to reduce food waste is to avoid it, to begin with. Rather than being reactive, they’re being proactive in determining when to replenish certain food items.
02:30 — This is another example of how AI is being used to fill the gap between overly technical solutions with real practical outcomes.
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