Ahold Delhaize Partners Abroad for AI Retail Lab
Ahold Delhaize increased its focus on the development of artificial intelligence technology by joining the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence at the Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands to open its first laboratory. At the AirLab, researchers will explore socially responsible algorithms that can be used to make recommendations to consumers as well as transparent AI technology for managing goods flows. The research will take place at Ahold’s Albert Heijn banner and its bol.com e-commerce arm. Ahold Delhaize deputy CEO Frans Muller stressed that insights learned in the new lab can be applied to both the company’s European and U.S. brands.