Ahold Delhaize Joins New AI Research Partnership

The first partnership for the new Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) will be with supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize. At the AI For Retail Lab (AIRLab), seven PhDs will conduct research into socially responsible algorithms that can be used to make consumer recommendations and more efficiently manage the flow of goods. Research will take place at the Ahold Delhaize brands Albert Heijn and bol.com.

“Artificial intelligence offers countless possibilities for the retail industry, the consumer and society at large,” said Frans Muller, Deputy CEO of Ahold Delhaize in a statement. “For instance, we will look at how to further optimize Albert Heijn’s supply chain by, for example, improving the availability of goods by taking into account local weather conditions. Also,…