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Bengaluru, NFAPost: San Diego-based ViaTouch Media has disrupted the retail shopping industry with its advanced software innovations. The company will be showcasing its VICKI AI Computer Vision-powered smart store of the future at the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) Stand Z1-A10-21, at GITEX 2020. The event is scheduled to kick off this week (6 Dec – 12 Dec 2020)  at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Show attendees can experience how VICKI can integrate QR code payments through the Etisalat payment platform. VICKI has three industry-leading advancements important to customer health and safety: Inside surfaces and products in the kiosks are automatically sanitized with UV-C lighting after each customer visit.

This is unique to VICKI and provides customers with the safest method of shopping. It uses AI to dynamically interact, Alexa style, with the customer to offer product selections based on customer preferences and answer customer questions—all in a contactless environment.

It enables customers to access the kiosk in a contactless manner by opening the kiosk with the Etisalat eWallet app. Easy Shopping is enabled for VICKI customers as they can pay with credit cards, by scanning a QR code or use tap-to-pay like Apple Pay.  By downloading the VICKI Rewards app, they can also participate in the rewards program, find a local VICKI smart store, manage their account, and get receipts.

“The VICKI contactless kiosk, our AI Computer Vision powered smart store of the future, answers the need for consumers to still be able to see goods in person, and have interactive conversations while buying goods,” said ViaTouch CEO Tom Murn.

“It is the smart evolution of shopping, matching the mindset of consumers used to working with mobile devices and getting more information right away before making a decision.  For product manufacturers it offers a means of maintaining and growing revenue by merchandising their products in a safe, secure medium—whether it’s health & beauty products, electronics or food and beverages.”

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