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Thread #167468   Message #4040239
Posted By: DMcG
17-Mar-20 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
I was wondering what the consequences of AI systems on some shops would be. In the days of the old corner shop, the shopkeeper knew the customers and demand and stocked appropriately. Until recently, there was an analysis in the big chains of stock against date, so they knew what to order when.

Now we have AI monitoring of sales rates, and they will have noticed everyone is buying toilet roll (for example), some basics and not a lot else.

I predict in a few weeks time supermarkets will be wall to wall toilet rolls and little else, because that was where all the demand was

I call this AS (Artificial Stupidity)