The Walmart IRL (Intelligent Retail Lab) is a next-gen store that's playing a part in testing what's possible for the future of retail when artificial intelligence gets involved. The store is equipped with interactive displays, AI-powered cameras and a large-scale data center to enhance the store experience.
Thanks to AI, staff are able to get real-time information on exactly when products should be restocked, so that products are always available to consumers. Beyond being convenient, this also helps to ensure the freshness of items like produce and meat that are carried in the smart store.
Within the store, Walmart is also exploring the way AI can be used to make sure shopping carts are available and registers are open as needed.