Standard AI Launches Autonomous Retail Initiative

The tech firm will select 10 c-store operators to attend a program on autonomous retailing; one retailer to receive free autonomous buildout.

October 06, 2021

People and Connections via Technology

SAN FRANCISCO—Standard AI said it is launching its Autonomous Retail Initiative (ARI) aimed at investing in convenience store operators to help shape the future of retail.

Through ARI, Standard AI will select up to 10 convenience stores and chains to attend a three-day workshop and program in San Francisco. Program participants will learn about the latest innovations in retail technology and learn how automation can be used to reimagine retail operations and offer a better customer experience. Additionally, Standard AI will select one operator to receive a full buildout of one existing store into a checkout-free experience at no cost to them.

“Computer vision and autonomous retail can unlock enormous value for convenience store operators excited to use technology to transform what's possible in convenience. We believe every one of these operators deserves to benefit from this innovation—not just multi-billion-dollar giants,” said Jordan Fisher, co-founder and CEO of Standard AI.

“Standard AI and our retail tech partners are looking for forward-thinking convenience store operators eager to drive the future of the industry. We can’t wait to partner up with one or more of these companies and kick-start their journey to autonomous retail with a full Standard AI autonomous checkout retrofit.”