CEO and President Doug McMilon announced on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that Walmart is extending employee access to the company’s in-house, proprietary generative AI tool.
In the upcoming year, employees at Walmart will have access to My Assistant, an internal tool, through the Me@Campus app in ten additional countries. About 25,000 more workers would have access to the tool as a result of the expansion, a representative told CIO Dive.
According to Walmart, workers can expedite text drafts, condense lengthy documents, and boost creativity by utilizing the application in their mother tongue.
Walmart joined an increasing number of businesses providing employees with generative AI capabilities tailored to internal systems when it first made My Assistant available to 50,000 employees in August.
With more recent additions like P&G and Deloitte, the list is considerably longer.
Despite the abundance of options available on the market, many businesses still rely on a central conversational assistant as their main means of implementing generative AI capabilities throughout the whole organization. These solutions provide businesses with the flexibility and control they require because of their adaptability and capacity to fine-tune models to internal datasets.
Around 75,000 Walmart employees in 11 countries will have access to generative AI thanks to the extended international rollout; however, this still only represents a small portion of the company’s 2.1 million global workforce.