opening on january 22nd 2018, seattle residents can experience super quick and super convenient grocery shopping at the first ever amazon go store – the first supermarket with no cashiers required. said to enhance the world’s most advanced shopping technology, customers can simply enter the store with the app, take the products they want, and ‘just walk out’ with no lines or checkout. say goodbye to traditional shopping because the future of retail is already here.


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offering everything from amazon meal kits to locally-made bakery delicacies and from snacks to grocery essentials, amazon go provides similar selections to that of traditional supermarkets. however, unlike the norm, the store and its checkout-free shopping experience is only made possible by the same types of technologies used in driving cars – computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning. this system automatically detects when the customer takes or returns an item from the shelves and tracks them in a virtual cart. once the user leaves the store, the receipt will be sent to them, with their amazon account automatically charged.

 

 

 

  • Look at all that plastic and packaging. Fuck me, we’re screwed.

    Stuart says:
  • The gloaming of shopkeepers´ labour force begins…

    Ladislav Kubo says:
  • I’m surprised they didn’t re-edit the video to change the opening date (video say’s “early 2017”, while the press release says January 2018), thus revealing launch hickups.

    James says:
  • Sigh …. spot on Stuart. When will retailers and manufacturers and especially consumers realise that the plastic tub the model has in her hand may still be polluting the earth by the time she is dead?

    beachcomber says:
  • I will never support this. Not because of the clever technology but because of ALL that packaging!! The epitome of ‘convenience’ and ‘waste’. Watch Plastic Oceans on Netflix. Amazon you need to get a better perspective on where we should be heading and what we need to do now so that we can continue to exist and engage in clever technology.

    Celia says:
  • It is just me or is there a typo in the end titles “Opening Early 2017″… Human error killed the AI star!

    Anders says:
  • another cog in social Darwinism has been put into place…

    andy says:

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