Surprise: Amazon Is Using AI to Get Your Packages Out Faster

From PC Mag: Amazon is always looking for ways to get your packages to you even faster, and in a move that should surprise no one, it's now turning to artificial intelligence to speed up the process, particularly as it relates to decisions on where to store its products.

The company is reportedly leaning into AI for mapping and planning routes, to improve search functions, and determining where to store inventory. That last one is "key in order to lower cost," says Stefano Perego, Amazon's VP of customer fulfillment and global ops services for North America and Europe.

In an interview with CNBC, Perego pointed to Amazon's "vast selection" and the "complex...problem of deciding where to place that unit of inventory. And to place it in a way that we reduce distance to fulfill to customers, and we increase speed of delivery."

Amazon's focus on "regionalization"—an effort to ship products from the consumer's nearest warehouse rather than another part of the country—requires technology that can predict what items will be most in-demand in which areas, CNBC says.

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