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1834, 05 Dec 16

Amazon Piloting Employeeless Store

This is the kind of amazing technology that will replace employees demanding $15 an hour.

Amazon says the company brought together the most advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to eliminate cash registers in a new 1,800-square-foot store in Seattle.

Amazon Go is already open to Amazon employees through its beta program and is scheduled to open to the public in early 2017.

As seen in a video released by the company, shoppers scan a code from the Amazon Go app on their smartphones at a kiosk and then proceed to fill up their carts. The video’s narrator says that a virtual cart automatically registers every time a customer picks up or puts down an item and that Amazon accounts are only charged once someone leaves the store.

“We used computer vision, deep-learning algorithms and sensor fusion much like you’d find in self-driving cars. We call it “Just Walk Out Technology,’” he says.

According to Amazon, the store will offer ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options, as well as grocery essentials like bread and milk. It is located at 2131 Seventh Avenue in Seattle.

Those demanding more money would be better served learning to be the programmers and technicians for these kinds of technologies.


1834, 05 December 2016

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    If this works, this would be huge to retail and service industry.


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