Major Brands Are Investing in Generative AI for Digital Commerce. They Need to Prioritize Data Transparency to Build Consumer Trust.

 

 

In the rapidly evolving world of digital commerce, how can businesses harness the power of generative AI without crossing the ethical line of consumer privacy? Making best use of generative AI in digital commerce is proving a more difficult balancing act than the initial hype around tools like ChatGPT may have signaled.

A recent study by the Retail AI Council and Salesforce, involving over 1,300 global retailers, highlighted that there’s both enthusiasm for and major hurdles in front of adopting generative AI for digital commerce applications within the retail sector. Despite facing significant data management challenges—such as accessibility, integration, bias, hallucinations, and toxicity—a strong majority (81%) of retailers maintain a dedicated AI budget, with generative AI poised to significantly impact sales, margins, and operational efficiencies by 2029. Even with that, though, only 30% of these retailers are implementing generative AI strategies to enhance customer and employee experiences, and reflecting persisting consumer privacy concerns in the industry, only 17% are achieving a comprehensive customer view.

Jon Reily, a top omnichannel retail expert and strategist, and the Senior Vice President of Commerce and Loyalty at Bounteous, weighed in on this crucial debate of the best practices for deploying generative AI for digital commerce applications, highlighting the fine balance between personalization and privacy.

“This level of personalization is fantastic for brands, it’s like having a crystal ball that predicts market trends, but at an ethical standpoint, it’s like walking a tightrope over a privacy pit and one that nobody wants to fall into,” Reily said.

Article written by Daniel Litwin.

 

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

innovations in healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

Read More
Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

Read More
Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

Read More
Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

Read More