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THE BROAD VIEW

Chip-enabled digital innovation to set the standard for consumers, merchants

Automated and cashier-less solutions will become smarter, driven by data and digital payments.

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Across Asia, while consumers haven't taken steps to embed chips to streamline their lives, they are increasingly expecting the speed, convenience and ease which human-less transactions offer - from contactless vending machines and self-service food kiosks to automated waiter-less restaurants and hotel front desks manned by robots.

WE are on the cusp of an evolution in commerce.

The use of artificial intelligence and smart technologies is not just restricted to robotics. Just last year, Sweden made the news by having the largest number of cyborgs - people who have embedded microchips the size of rice grains beneath...