I’m CEO of Ocado Technology. Our advanced robotics and AI assembles, picks, packs and will one day deliver your groceries! Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit! James Matthews here, CEO of Ocado Technology, online grocery technology specialists.
From slashing food waste to freeing up your Saturdays, grocery tech is transforming the way we shop. Thanks to our robotics and AI, shoppers benefit from fresher food, the widest range of choices, the most convenient and personalised shopping experiences, and exceptional accuracy and on-time delivery.
You may know us for our highly automated robotic warehouses as seen on Tom Scott: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/oe97r8/how_many_robots_does_it_take_to_run_a_grocery/
We also develop technology across the entire online grocery ecommerce, fulfillment and logistics spectrum. Our teams develop computer-vision powered robotic arms which pack shopping bags, ML-driven demand forecasting models so we know exactly how much of each product to order, AI-powered routing algorithms for the most efficient deliveries, and webshops which learn how you shop to offer you a hyper personalised experience.
Ask me anything about our robotics, AI or life at a global tech company!
EDIT @ 7PM BST: Thanks for all your amazing questions! I'm going to sign off for the evening but I will pick up again tomorrow morning to answer some more.
EDIT 19th October: Thanks once again for all your questions. It has been fun! I'm signing off but if you would like to find out more about what we're doing, check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IpWVLl_cXM7-yingFrBtA