Amazon Go grocery store replaces cashiers with automation and AI

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From Tech Republic:

“If you’re wondering what the grocery store of the future looks like, Amazon may have just painted the clearest picture yet. On Monday, Amazon announced Amazon Go, a brick-and-mortar grocery store that has eliminated the need for cashiers and checkouts, instead relying on specific technologies to confirm your purchase.

Amazon calls this group of tools its Just Walk Out technology, and it includes technologies such as “computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning,” according to its website. Users simply visit the store—located in Seattle—and shop for the items they need. Just Walk Out detects what you take and charges your Amazon account after you leave the store.

The store itself is about 1,800 square feet, the website said, and it is designed to eliminate long lines and the checkout process. In addition to regular grocery items, the store also carries ready-to-eat meals and snacks and newly-introduced Amazon Meal Kits, the website said, which include everything you need to make a meal at home.”

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