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Using Google Cloud and machine learning to improve fraud detection

Using Google Cloud and machine learning to improve fraud detection

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As the world’s largest online only supermarket, our systems handle millions of events every minute as our customers navigate our website and apps, add items to their trolleys, choose delivery slots, and check out their orders. These interactions result in petabytes of data collecting in our data lake stored in Google Cloud. One challenge facing […]

Why Ocado Technology adopted a cloud-first strategy

Why Ocado Technology adopted a cloud-first strategy

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Using the cloud, Ocado Technology is able to integrate hundreds of AWS-based microservices into a Google Cloud data lake that powers artificial intelligence capabilities across its infrastructure. Ocado uses the cloud to power the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) and offer its solutions to large bricks-and-mortar grocery retailers worldwide. Find out why the cloud has revolutionized […]

Ocado Technology sponsors IC Hack 18

Ocado Technology sponsors IC Hack 18

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Last week we attended IC Hack 18, the 24-hour hackathon hosted annually by Imperial College in London. The event has now been running for seven consecutive years and this year was more in demand than ever, with tickets selling out in just six seconds! As gold sponsors of the event, we asked our most talented […]

A glimpse of the Welwyn Regional VEX competition at Stanborough School

A glimpse of the Welwyn Regional VEX competition at Stanborough School

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This month we attended the robot extravaganza that was the Welwyn Regional VEX competition. In our capacity as both sponsors and judges, Alex Harvey (head of robotic and autonomous systems) and Clifton Hoyle (automation controls software engineer) spent the day at the event hosted by Stanborough School (more info on our blog). The day was […]

VEX robot wars: Ocado Technology sponsors Shark Robotics

VEX robot wars: Ocado Technology sponsors Shark Robotics

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We are happy to announce that we will be sponsoring both the junior and senior Shark Robotics teams at Stanborough School, a secondary school only a stone’s throw away from our Hatfield head office. Shark Robotics was founded in 2008 to offer students an extracurricular activity of a different kind, in addition to the sports […]

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

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For many cutting edge technology companies looking for fresh talent, hackathons are a great place to get an insight into what the future of the industry holds. The GreatUniHack is a large scale, 24-hour  event hosted and organised annually by HackSoc, a group of computer science enthusiasts from the University of Manchester. As sponsors of […]

Experimenting with robots for grocery picking and packing

Experimenting with robots for grocery picking and packing

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Ocado Technology often hits the news under headlines of innovation in the field of AI and robotics. Over the past couple of years, we’ve announced our involvement in several high-profile research projects, including the SoMa soft manipulation system and the SecondHands technician cobot. This is because our robotics research team faces a remarkable challenge: to […]

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