Artificial Intelligence in the Retail Market

According to Matt Marshall of, outdoor clothing retailer The North Face recently launched a mobile app that lets their customers easily find items they are seeking by using Watson,  the powerful artificial intelligence computer owned by IBM.   The customer speaks openly to Watson in a question-and-answer conversation via their cell phone.  Watson then automatically calculates the customer’s needs and quickly shows items that fit his/her specifics.

Click to read the rest of this Article.


Going for Silver: RECA Celebrates 25th Anniversary


To say that Austin, Texas, circa 1991 looked much different than it does today is an obvious understatement to those who have been around Central Texas for a while. Dell Computer was but a fledgling company, only three years old. The Austin Convention Center was still a gleam in the eye of city leaders. Austin population had barely passed the 500,000 mark. And the still-young South by Southwest festival’s attendance was in the hundreds, not the hundreds of thousands.

Click to read the rest of this Article.