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Record Funding in Smart Buildings Sector with $5.1 Bn Invested in H1 2021

July 12th, 2021
Smart Buildings

New EU Regulations Could Become the Global Standard for AI Development

May 25th, 2021
Smart Buildings

Artificial Intelligence has a Communication Problem

This article was written by Owen Kell, Senior IoT Research Associate at Memoori. AI has a communication problem. There I said it, and I think I’m in a credible position to say it now, having spent the last four months interviewing industry insiders, and pouring over company websites, white papers, and annual reports in preparation […]

Smart Buildings

Podcast #4: Bricks & Clicks! Digitizing the Traditional Retail Experience

In this new Podcast series, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. Bricks & Clicks! Digitizing the Traditional Retail Experience. In episode #4 we talk to Carita Weiss, Head of Payments at Coop Sverige, one of the biggest retailers in Sweden. Carita discusses their new store initiative ‘Scan & […]

Smart Buildings

Convenience Store Retrofits Enable a Checkout-Free Shopping Experience

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. There is a surge of interest in autonomous checkout technology for convenience stores, as the retail industry struggles more than most through this extended global crisis. The pandemic has helped bolster the case for a checkout-free contactless shopping experience, which mitigates the spread […]

Smart Cities

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Must Get Smart to Survive the Pandemic Era

This week, the 250-year-old UK department store Debenhams finally announced it would close all of its 178 outlets after nine months of struggle with the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the US, the 118-year-old US department store J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy in May 2020, just 2-months after the pandemic began. Business […]

Security

COVID-19 Blurs the Line Between Workplace Safety & Employee Monitoring

Over the last decade, tracking, monitoring, and surveillance technology have advanced significantly to help us quantify and understand human behavior in buildings and cities. Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), streams of camera footage can be analyzed to identify accidents or security breaches, for example. While several attempts have been made to bring this technology into […]

Smart Buildings

Blurring the Line Between Retail Stores & Vending Machines

There is no better way to social distance than to remove people from the equation. That’s a growing view in a retail industry that is struggling more than most through this extended global crisis, where we have seen a surge of activity in the cashierless or automated retail space. Cashierless retail is not a new […]

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