The retail giant Walmart has announced its plans to roll out an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York. The basic ideas behind this is to test both associate and customer experiences.
With this, the company wants to use artificial intelligence to better identify when items are running low on stock so that it can proactively replenish the stock. This would be led by an internal team called Kepler.
Also, the retailer is planning to use the technology to identify spills, better understand when shopping carts are running low near the entrance and identify when items are on the wrong shelf.
It has also been stated that Project Kepler would entail cashierlesss stores. However, the company mentioned that Kepler is the name of the team building the AI lab inside the working Walmart store in Levittown.
Walmart has not yet launched the IRL, but it’s already begun installing hardware, software and the other necessary equipment to thoroughly test the technology. The IRL team is housed within Walmart’s startup incubator Store No. 8. With this technology, the motive is to test a wide range of capabilities inside a real grocery store, rather than a warehouse club store.