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Major Retailers Prepare For AI and Voice Search

Trend Summary: Forward-looking US retailers are preparing for AI, Hyper-Local and voice search.

With more advanced voice, visual, and hyper-local search on the horizon, there's no doubt that implementing artificial intelligence [AI] in meaningful ways can give marketers a competitive advantage - despite all we hear about ...

... the benefits of AI, putting it to work in a retail business can seem daunting.

According to Kevin Bobowski, SVP of Marketing at SEO and content marketing platform BrightEdge, more than 60% of searches now start from a mobile device.

As a result there's not a digital marketer around who isn’t busy optimising for mobile. However, in the scramble to ensure mobile is optimised, voice and AI all too often get pushed to the back of the queue.

Predicts Mr Bobowski: "Voice search is going to be a game-changer because it will help retailers and search engines understand the real intent of the customer search".

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[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

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