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How will AI transform the food industry?

AI Impact is a new, virtual event from SmartBrief that will separate hype from reality, and deliver insights into how industries and business functions will be enhanced and tested in the age of AI.

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AI Impact Summit, by SmartBrief, September 2023

Artificial intelligence offers a whole world of opportunities when it comes to analyzing data, automating tasks and enhancing the customer experience. Foodservice and food manufacturing companies are already putting AI to work in myriad ways, from taking orders and connecting with employees to managing inventory and predicting the next big food trends. 

The breadth of AI’s capabilities can be exhilarating – and intimidating. To help industry decision-makers distinguish hype from reality, SmartBrief is hosting its inaugural AI Impact Summit on Sept. 27-28, 2023. This virtual event will feature thought-provoking keynote speeches and exclusive discussions with world-renowned AI experts designed to provide the knowledge, context and inspiration you need to navigate the complexities of AI. 

Day 1 of the summit, Sept. 27, will begin with an opening keynote address by futurist Zack Kass, futurist at OpenAI, one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence research organizations. Subsequent sessions will explore AI opportunities within a range of industries, such as healthcare, banking and finance, infrastructure, food and retail, education and more, with a focus on compelling case studies and best practices.

Day 2, Sept. 28, will begin with a fireside chat with Mutale Nkonde, an AI policy advisor and founder and CEO of AI for the People, a non-profit that seeks to use popular culture to increase support for policies to reduce algorithmic bias. The rest of the day will be dedicated to exploring ways to enhance critical organizational functions that play a key role in businesses of all types.

Must-see sessions for food industry professionals

Foodservice, food manufacturing and food retail professionals: Be sure to mark these sessions on your calendars. 

    • Innovations in optimizing the omnichannel shopping experience (Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT) – From personalized marketing strategies based on customer data and behavior to real-time customer service in online shopping environments and new tools to streamline order fulfillment, learn more about the ways that AI can be used to enhance the omnichannel shopping experience.
    • Let’s talk about voice AI (Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. EDT) – Automation is proliferating in the food and retail spaces, and the ability to take orders and provide customer service is no exception. Hear from the voices behind voice AI on how it’s being used in food and retail operations to improve efficiency, reduce costs and enhance the overall customer experience.
    • Embracing smarter inventory management (Sept. 28 at 2:15 p.m. EDT) – As AI is transforming the ability to automate processes, enhance efficiency and streamline workflows, companies are gearing up to increase AI spending and employ AI capabilities in more of their business solutions software. Hear about practical applications of AI in inventory management, robotics and more, and where it can take operations in the future.

Registration and additional information for AI Impact

Learn more about the event, speakers and agenda.

Register by August 25 to take advantage of early bird rates for individual two-day tickets and group packages.

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