5 Bleeding-Edge Brands That Are Infusing Retail With Artificial Intelligence

The next time you're in a Lowe's hardware store don't be surprised if a robot zooms up to ask if anyone needs help. And when you order your morning joe, a programmed bot may be whipping up that venti skim macchiato at Starbucks.

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