Amazon has a new grocery store opening to the public today that is completely futuristic.
There are no checkouts, registers or cashiers, instead, the store has countless cameras and sensors that scan what you have as you bag or walk out and charges everything to your account. The Seattle store was originally supposed to open last year but was delayed while the company fine-tuned the technology. The store is about the size of a convenience mart and requires an Amazon app.
Some of the glitches needing to addressed is properly identifying each shopper., especially when their body types are very similar. That’s right, you are identified by cameras. Then there were children moving items into wrong locations. The “smart store” coudn’t handle that situation.
Amazon Go isn’t launching anymore locations… yet.