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. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone app.
2018/01/23 09:47
There are no cashiers or registers anywhere. Shoppers leave the store through those same gates
2018/01/23 09:47
On Monday, the store will open to the public for the first time.
2018/01/23 09:48
no shopping carts or baskets inside Amazon Go. Since the checkout process is automated, what would be the point of them anyway? Instead, customers put items directly into the shopping bag they’ll walk out with.
2018/01/23 09:48
Every time customers grab an item off a shelf, Amazon says the product is automatically put into the shopping cart of their online account
2018/01/23 09:48
Amazon won’t say much about how the system works, other than to say it involves sophisticated computer vision and machine learning software. Translation: Amazon’s technology can see and identify every item in the store, without attaching a special chip to every can of soup and bag of trail mix.
2018/01/23 09:49
Actual shoplifting is not easy at Amazon Go. With permission from Amazon, I tried to trick the store’s camera system by wrapping a shopping bag around a $4.35 four-pack of vanilla soda while it was still on a shelf, tucking it under my arm and walking out of the store. Amazon charged me for it.
2018/01/23 09:50