Thursday, November 16, 2017

Amazon prepares to launch its physical store with no cashiers

Signage is displayed outside an Amazon.com Inc. Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.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

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