Inc.: No More Lines! Amazon Opening Grocery Stores with No Checkout
In a video published online today, Amazon revealed that it plans to open grocery stores with no cashiers or self-checkout booths – users simply check-in to the store using an app, after which all items that they remove from shelves are automatically recorded (and entered into their virtual carts); checkout happens automatically when shoppers leave the store. The new technology – termed Amazon Go – is in some ways similar to what runs self-driving cars: computer vision and learning technologies.
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