Broadcast on September 19, 2020
Available until March 19, 2021
Businesses that help customers to stay socially distanced are catching on as people seek to regain their social lives while still following safety guidelines. One company has implemented AI technology into its software which allows users to see how crowded locations such as retail stores, restaurants and even hotels are in real time. Another company is taking advantage of outdoor spaces to provide people with a chance to get out and mingle safely through out-door events, such as barbecues. This week's episode looks at how businesses are attracting customers by providing them with ways to get out and have some fun while still remaining socially distanced.
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