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Just over a year ago, Amazon first announced its concept for a cashierless grocery store, called Amazon Go. The stores have been up and running around Amazon's Seattle, Washington headquarters, but only for Amazon employees while the company worked out the bugs. However, Amazon announced that the general public will get their first taste of the stores beginning this week. Starting Monday, January 22nd at 7am, Seattle residents that have the Amazon Go app installed on their smartphones will be able to walk into the store and pick items off the shelf, place them in their basket/bag, and pay for them without ever having to interact with a casher or scan your items at a kiosk. Amazon Go in practice... Read more...
What if we lived in a world where we never needed to wait in line in order to buy some milk or toilet paper? Amazon is working on making that dream a reality. The corporation has just opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store dubbed “Amazon Go” in Seattle, Washington and plans on opening 2,000 more locations of varying types. Amazon stated, “Four years ago we asked ourselves: what if we could create a shopping experience with no lines and no checkout? Could we push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning to create a store where customers could simply take what they want and go.”Groceries have been difficult to sell online and account for only two percent of all grocery sales. If... Read more...
  If you had asked us just yesterday what autonomous driving and supermarkets have in common, we likely would have just given you a blank stare. But today, Amazon says that it is combining machine learning with machine vision used in autonomous vehicles to take retail shopping to the next level. Called Amazon Go, which Amazon bills as the “world’s most advanced shopping technology”, shoppers can walk into a retail store, scan a special Amazon Go barcode using the accompanying app, put your smartphone back in your pocket, grab your grocery items and go with ease. You never have to wait in a line, swipe (or insert) a credit card, or even use fingerprint-authenticated touch-less payment systems... Read more...