Here’s a psychic skeptics will struggle to debunk: IBM has developed an app that trawls customer conversations on the internet to help retailers and shoppers to understand which products will be popular. And it has already picked which items will be hot commodities for Christmas 2015.
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The New Zealander who helped give human faces to creatures in movies like Avatar and King Kong has teamed up with an Auckland company making airport software to develop an avatar for self-service check-ins. And there’s plenty of scope for more robot-human interactions in retail, marketing and pretty much everywhere else.