Amazon is preparing to launch Amazon Go, an ambitious and experimental retail concept that uses sensors and other technology, not cashiers, to identify and automatically charge customers.
For the past year,
Amazon employees have been testing, and trying to trick, the technology
in its 1,800-square foot shop Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. Now,
the tech is apparently close to being ready for the public, Bloomberg reported. For example, employees dressed up in bright yellow Pikachu costumes
to try and fool sensors and cameras that identify when someone is
trying to buy products at an Amazon Go marketplace. Amazon’s tech wasn’t
fooled.. . . more