Jan 222018
 
 January 22, 2018  Business, U.S.

Screencap by DataBreaches.net from Amazon promotional material.

Rachel Metz reports:

In the shadow of Amazon’s offices in downtown Seattle, people enter a tiny grocery store, take whatever they want, and then walk out. And nobody runs after them screaming.

This is what it’s like to shop at Amazon Go, the online retail giant’s vision for the future of brick-and-mortar stores. There are no checkout clerks, or even checkout stands. Instead, a smartphone app, hundreds of regular and infrared cameras on the ceiling (black on black, so they blend in), computer-vision algorithms, and machine learning work together to figure out what you’re picking up and charge you for it on a credit card connected to your Amazon account.

Read more on Technology Review.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  One Response to “Amazon’s cashier-less Seattle grocery store is opening to the public”

  1. every time I have been seeing this story in the news, I keep chuckling to myself.. This idea is a bit amusing